The Labour Party has accused supporters of President Bola Tinubu of angling for war in neighbouring Niger Republic in a desperate bid to allow him to cling to power.
This, the opposition party alleged, was part of a larger plot to cause anarchy and detract the Presidential Election Petition Court from doing justice to the petitions before it.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Obiora Ifoh, said this in a statement, in Abuja on Friday.
According to him, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has activated a smear campaign against the Labour Party in an attempt to negatively label it.
Obiora said, “The attention of the Labour Party has been drawn to yet another desperate effort by the drowning ruling party (APC) to label it negatively in its desire to create disorder and tumultuous situations to validate its stolen mandate.
“Claiming that the Labour Party supporters are threatening the Presidential Election Petition Court PEPC, Justice is the height of the ruling party’s attempt to pass off blame via their orchestrated trolling efforts.
“This most recent ploy, a photograph purportedly showing a PEPC judge and some children, is sleekly designed to distract from APC’s open intimidating remarks by their counsels directed at the PEPC Justices to the effect that there will be anarchy if the PEPC rules against their client.
“The record should show incontrovertibly that it was they who promised anarchy if Tinubu is removed: only to turn around and invoke anarchy via war threats on the Niger Republic in the hope that Tinubu will not be legally removed.
“Labour Party having presented its case concretely and vividly within the law, remain very confident that the justices will fulfill their statutory responsibilities based on the law and weight of evidence.
“As such LP did not need any threat, to secure the delivery of substantive justice. It is increasingly evident that the ruling party is afraid of its shadow and the truth, and is as busy fabricating and labeling the Labour Party to curry imaginary favour.
“The discerning public should disregard this dubious label of LP because they know who is panicking and trying to create anarchy in the land to remain in power at all costs.