The leadership of Labour Party (LP) said the inauguration of speech of President Bola Tinubu was without clear direction for the people of Nigeria.
The party said Tinubu’s speech clearly “exposed the shallowness and policy incongruity that his administration is hoping to bequeath Nigerians.”
In a statement, National Publicity Secretary of the Abure-led National Working Commttee (NWC) of the party, Obiora Ifoh, first berated the president for describing “the election that brought him to power as tough but fairly won.”
Ifoh said LP considered the “speech as defective in many ways,” pointing out,”Late President Umaru Yar’Adua, recall, on the inauguration of his government did state that the election that brought him to power was flawed and imperfect but he promised that he was going to fix the electoral system.”
LP stated, “But today, Nigerians were aghast with the boldness and glee with which Tinubu declared his election as fair. We consider this audacity as a slap on the faces of millions of Nigerians, who voted their conscience but were robbed by a collective power of state institutions and brute bringandry unleashed on them.
“Nigerians will not forget in a hurry that unction by the then presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tinubu, to ‘grab power and run with it’, a directive that was effected on the February 25 election day.”
Ifoh said what was witnessed yesterday “was a celebration of lies and deceit, and that explains why the streets are like grave yards with no pomp and pageantry usually associated with a major feat like what we had today.”
He called on Nigerians, whom he described as the highest office in Nigeria, “not to allow this government any space to toil with the destiny of this nation again.”