The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi, has reacted to comments made by his All Progressives Congress counterpart, Bola Tinubu, during the All Progressives Congress mega rally in Osun State on Tuesday.
Tinubu had berated the Labour Party and some other political parties during the rally, calling them mushroom parties that will labour till death.
“PDP and mushroom parties. Like the Labour Party; they say they are labour, they will labour till death,” Tinubu said in Yoruba.
“God will not let you become labourers,” Tinubu told the crowd of supporters. “You will meet good fortune at home. The good fortune of money, children. You are next.”
However, while speaking during a rally organized by LP in Osun on Wednesday, Obi said Tinubu spoke ill of his party out of hatred, insisting that the LP would respond with love.
“I listened to our national chairman when he said that somebody said that they can labour till death. When they talk like that, when they show you hatred, Labour Party will show them love. There is dignity in labour,” Obi said.
Obi called on Osun residents to vote for the LP’s governorship candidate, Yusuf Lasun, saying the party will guarantee better welfare for citizens.