The All Progressives Congress (APC) gathering in Lagos, according to Doyin Okupe, Director-General of the Peter Obi presidential campaign, is nothing compared to that of the Labour Party (LP).
During an interview with Channels Television, Okupe made fun of the ruling party.
MC Oluomo, also known as Musiliu Akinsanya, the chairman of the management committee for the state parks and garages in Lagos, organised a “five million-man” gathering earlier on Sunday in support of Bola Tinubu, the APC candidate.
One week after LP supporters held similar rallies in other parts of Lagos, there was a sympathy march.
Okupe stated that opposition parties are playing “catch-up” to LP, adding that forensic analysis of videos from the APC rally showed that some participants were imported from other south-west states.
“One of the greatest things that has happened in this dispensation is that a four-month-old party is now so much in leadership that parties that have existed for 20 years and more are playing a catch-up game and it is not being done very well,” he said.
“I want to congratulate the APC for the efforts made today. What you saw was not a Lagos rally. We are a very sophisticated group — a group driven by and powered by youths.
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“We have done a forensic of the tape of the rally in our laboratory. We found out that… I personally can recognise about four or five people from my federal constituency, others can recongise people from Oyo, Osun, etc.
“What you saw this morning was a south-west rally, not really a Lagos rally. If you give it as a Lagos rally, it is just a fair comparison with what happened in Festac.
“You will recall that the October 1, LP rally by Obidents took place in an unprecedented and organic manner in Lekki, Festac, Ikeja and Surulere — in four different locations.
“What you saw in Lagos today was nothing compared to any one of them (referring to the four locations), maybe at least it is at par with one of them.
“What APC has been able to do, having seen the LP movement, is still about a quarter of what we did.
“We did a forensic study of the tape — 60 percent and 70 percent of those who participated were members of an institution called NURTW.”