In what could be a veiled reference to Peter Obi, Presidential Candidate of Labour Party, and his supporters, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu lashed out at the opposition party on Tuesday.
Obi’s supporters known as Obidients comprise young persons who have been campaigning vigorously, particularly on social media.
Ahead of Saturday governorship election, Tinubu and APC bigwigs held a mega rally in Osogbo, Osun State capital.
Speaking at the rally, Tinubu, who is Presidential Candidate of the APC, described opposition parties as “mushroom parties”.
He told Osun electorate to do what was done in Ekiti, where the APC’s Abiodun Oyebanji won last month’s election
“I ask you to please do the same thing you did in Ekiti. Come out with your PVCs and vote massively for APC. The vote is in your hand. Be very vigilant. Be watchful. You will not do it in vain.”
“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; 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 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.”
Yusuf Lasun, former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, is the Labour Party candidate in Osun.
Lasun joined LP after losing the 2022 election ticket to Governor Gboyega Oyetola, who is seeking another term.
Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) slugged it out with Oyetola in the last election.