Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) was campaigning yesterday for its party governorship candidate, Lasun Yussuff at WOCDIF Centre in Osogbo, Osun State, said that “There is dignity in labour” as he replied Tinubu’s “labour till death” comment.
While campaigning for All Progressive Party (APC) candidate for governorship election in same Osun State, Tinubu the party’s flagbearer said that the members of the LP would “labour till death”.
Tinubu said, “I ask you to please do the same thing you did in Ekiti. Come out with your PVCs and vote massively for APC. The voting is now in your hand. Be very vigilant. Be watchful. You will not do it in vain.”
He continued, “Think about your children and vote accordingly so you can see the future. Come out en masse. Don’t mind PDP and other mushroom parties — parties like Labour; they will labour till they die. God will not make you labourers.
“You’re next. We will be here till tomorrow. We will come back here for the victory dance. Look at the trajectory of our lives. We make promises and fulfil them. We are the ones upholding the party, the Buhari party. Don’t answer the naysayers,” he concluded.
In his reaction at Osogbo, Obi told his supporters that “there is dignity in labour…Those of you who have laboured will get their reward. That is what we want to do in Nigeria.”
Obi said, “Those of you who have gathered here, it is easy for you to think those other parties who have kept Nigeria in darkness for 23 years are better. You are the one that is suffering. They have stolen your future and I want you to recover it from them. You have no jobs; you have no food.
“Your children are not in school, and their children are schooling overseas. This is the time to recover Nigeria. This is the time to take back Nigeria. We have governors that owing salaries and pensions, and labour people who are working hard have not been paid.
“Somebody said that they can labour till death. When they show hatred or talk like that, Labour Party will show them love. There is dignity in labour. We have promised to move Nigeria forward from consumption to production. You cannot do production without labour. Those of you who have laboured will get their reward. That is what we want to do in Nigeria.”