PETER OBI AND YUSUF COUNTERS TINUBU’s CURSE WITH LOVE SERMON.
“…THEY WILL LABOUR TILL DEATH”-Tinubu
“When they show you hatred, Labour Party will show them love. There is dignity in labour.”-Obi
“…The.. APC leader was inconsistent with the attributes of a virtuous Yoruba man.” Lasun Yusuf
By Charles Edet
Please Fix Peter / Tinubu pix
Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi with Osun state governorship candidate Lasun Yusuf, down played the comment attributed to Asiwaju Tinubu, “ that they will labour to death “
At the LP rally on Wednesday at Osogbo, the LP Presidential flag bearer in a Sermon form, asked party loyalists to “ show love, when such statements are made”.
Obi’s statement according to Eniola Ekum freezed whatever he (Tinubu) had wished to convey to his party members.
Political observers in Osun , surprised by Obi’s gentle reaction , said he proved a significant point and scored a wonderful moral and civil goal. without engaging his presidential opponent in a verbal bout.
On Tuesday at the grand rally for the reelection of the APC candidate, Adgboyega Oyetalo , the APC flag bearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu had said “they said some are in Labour, they will remain labourers till death”.
Peter Obi, who was also in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, to support Yusuff at the party’s governorship rally, while addressing LP members, rather than returning the curse cum abuse , semornised to the LP loyalists that such a comment should be returned with love.
It will be recalled that Tinubu had at the grand rally for the reelection of APC candidate, Adegboyega Oyetola on Tuesday, had said “they said some are in Labour, they will remain labourers till death”..
The Ex Anambra State Governor, said “I listened to our Barrister Abure, the LP Chairman when he made reference to the statement that somebody said that ‘they can labour till death.’ When they show you hatred, Labour Party will show them love. There is dignity in labour.”
Mr. Obi also called on the people of Osun to support the party’s candidate in the governorship poll to give the state better leadership.
In his address, Yusuff said the comment about the Labour Party by the APC leader was inconsistent with the attributes of a virtuous Yoruba man.
Yusuf the LP Governorship flag bearer however, promised to surprise political pessimists, who are circulating negative news saying he would not get votes on Saturday’s election and urged LP members to work hard for victory at the poll.
Speaking further on Tinubu’s commet, Yusuf said, “That is not an attribute of a virtuous Yoruba person. I described them as people with anonymous background, we don’t know them, their life is anonymous,”
Meanwhile, a cultural group, Yoruba Study Group, has adopted Lasun Yusuf as its preferred candidate for the Osun poll.
The president of the group, Comrade Williams Adeosun, while speaking with newsmen in Osogbo, said, “Lasun Yusuff is very vibrant, experienced and influential. He is ready to bring his acumen to develop Osun. Look at the governorship debates that were organised in time past, he spoke intelligently, instead of some people who are dancing like a disco.
“We are solidly behind him and we are committed and confident that he will win the forthcoming election.”