The Labour Party (LP) has claimed that the inaugural speech delivered by President Bola Tinubu’s on Monday, exposed the “shallowness and policy incongruity” that the All Progressives Congress (APC) wants to give to Nigerians.
The LP national publicity secretary, Obiora Ifoh, in a statement, said Tinubu’s declaration that he won the election fairly was “a slap on the faces of millions of Nigerians”.
“The Labour Party is disappointed with the inaugural speech made by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu today which clearly exposed the shallowness and policy incongruity that his administration, while it lasts, is hoping to bequeath Nigerians,” the statement reads.
“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.
“What was witnessed today was a celebration of lies and deceit, and that explains why the streets are like graveyards with no pomp and pageantry usually associated with a major feat like what we had today.
“Again, Labour Party while campaigning told Nigerians that if given the privilege to preside, we will among other things change our economy from consumption to production and we provided tangible ways we can achieve that policy.
“But listening to President Tinubu today reading a speech believed to have been penned by his team, it became obvious that we are returning to the 2015 era where we had great expectations but without any means achieving them.
“We are now calling on the highest office in Nigeria, the office of the people, not to allow this government any space to toil with the destiny of this nation again. APC ruined this nation and we must not allow a worse situation again. We must wake up to our roles of holding accountable those in positions of authority.”