The Ogun State chapter of the Labour Party (LP) has congratulated President Mohammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for their unprecedented victory at the Supreme court, describing the verdict as victory for all Nigerians.
The party in a statement, signed by its Chairman, Comrade Abayomi Arabambi and made available to Uhuru Times on Thursday, said the Supreme court judgement further confirmed that Nigerians have rejected Atiku and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The LP however, condemned a statement credited to the Spokesman of the Abubakar Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, Segun Sowunmi in his reaction to the judgement.
The party described Sowunmi’s outburst as “a futile attempt to confuse much more intelligent citizenry with an unintelligent reaction to the world – class judgement of the Supreme Court on the avoidable, wasteful, desperate and unrealistic Presidential election litigations which had all along been drawing dollars into their greedy and criminal pockets”.
The statement reads in part, “This very conclusive defeat of PDP/ATIKU is expected by the majority who have not lost touch with reason. It is beginning to dawn on the political Merchants that in today’s Nigeria, elections can’t no more be won by endless manipulations, consistent treachery, crass opportunism, false confidence and unending pretence at monopoly of Intelligence including expertise at laid – back approach to politics are in the end, inevitably self – destructive.”
“Why should people like Segun Sowunmi selfishly, arrogantly and shamelessly support wanting the return of the globally documented treasury thief to continue the 16 years of wicked, reckless and careless looting of the Commonwealth at the expense of the National well – being by trying to manipulate the barometer of public opinion and thus kill rational thinking in the Country?”
“Meanwhile, this sitting PMB led Government and the ruling Party, APC have won a deserved victory at the Supreme Court leaving Atiku to decide on whether he will yet add more distance to his current hide – out in Dubai or come back to the Country and share the beauty of good, responsible and truly progressive governance under the leadership of an incorruptible PMB.”
“As it is now, it is the end of the road for all the mischievous political Merchants who are truly very much afraid of the possibility of revisit to their ugly looting past by the present Government that has zero tolerance for treasury theft. It is on record that even the immediate past President’s family has tasted the pill of Karma over Treasury theft.”
“The PMB led Government is now free of the avoidable and unnecessary distractions represented by the PDP/ATIKU long – drawn and over – dramatised litigation. We welcome the Nation to a new positive dawn in good governance. PMB is the key to repositioning the Country and may God help him and his team . Segun Sowunmi misfired and made a mess of what pretence he has to integrity.”