Chief Spokesperson of the Labour Party (LP) presidential campaign council, Yunusa Tanko has cautioned that the speech of power grabbing of All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu in London restaurant is capable of propelling massive violence in the 2023 general elections.
Newsbreak.ng recalls that the APC presidential made this assertion in a London restaurant while addressing his supporters in the diaspora and the video is in the public domain.
Tanko made this disclosure in an interview with journalists in Abuja after examining Tinubu’s speech where he declared that political power should be “grabbed and you run away with it.
The LP Chief Spokesman said, “this coming from a presidential candidate is too unpresidential gentlemen of the press, how can a man who wants to govern over 200 million Nigerians use such words, Tanko wondered.
“I don’t think it’s appropriate to go to a civilised clime and start talking about power grabbing in a UK restaurant for that matter and I very much doubt whether the APC presidential candidate has even bothered to sign the peace accord for 2003 polls.
“If he has done it, then his vituperation on grabbing power come what may is uncalled for because this is capable of making his supporters have that mindset on using violence to deliver votes.
“Elections must be conducted in violence free environment and Tinubu saying things like this is really unpalatable barely three months to the presidential election.
“It’s saddening to hear one of us the most experienced politicians in Nigeria talking in this manner and people were clapping and hailing him.”