The Labour Party (LP) has accused Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, of pushing propaganda to Nigerians.
Reacting to the minister’s statement where he asked opposition parties to desist from “bleating” about the outcome of the presidential election, the Labour Party said only the blind would accept the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.
“We would rather not join issues with a man who is famous for constantly prescribing doses of expired and ineffectual propaganda to Nigerians,” the Labour Party said.
“His ill-fated and hugely failed trip to the United Kingdom and United States where he attempted to redeem the grossly battered democratic credentials of this present administration; spending millions of tax payers money to defend an indefensible action is yet another tragedy of President Buhari’s 8 years leadership.
“It is only the blind that will continue to insist that the 2023 presidential election which was massively rigged was free, fair and credible.
“As we have said earlier, the opposition political parties lost the election because the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC jettisoned the electoral act, having not uploaded the result from the polling unit in real time as promised and in so doing, created room for riggers to have a field day.
“The election witnessed unprecedented magnitude of violence, ballot snuffing, snatching and manipulations of result from the collation centres using thugs, security agencies, which included police, army amongst others.”
While speaking on Thursday during a meeting with APC governors in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari said while the All Progressives Congress (APC) was working hard to retain the presidency, opposition parties were basking in the euphoria of false hope.
He said a combination of “overconfidence, complacency, and bad tactical moves” made Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) lose to President-elect Bola Tinubu.
The opposition parties reacted by criticising the president’s comment, claiming that the election was rigged in favour of the APC.