According to Doyin Okupe, Director-General of the Peter Obi presidential campaign, the All Progressives Congress (APC) gathering in Lagos is insignificant in comparison to the Labour Party’s (LP).
Okupe attacked the ruling party in a Channels Television interview.
In favor of Bola Tinubu, the APC candidate, MC Oluomo, better known as Musiliu Akinsanya, the head of the management committee for the state parks and garages in Lagos, organized a “five million-man” rally earlier on Sunday.
There was a solidarity march a week after LP supporters attended comparable rallies in other areas of Lagos.
According to Okupe, opposition parties are “playing catch-up” to the LP, and video evidence from the APC event revealed that some attendees were brought in from other south-western states, according to forensic analysis.
One of the best things about this administration, he said, is that a four-month-old party is now so dominant that parties that have been around for 20 years or longer are scrambling to catch up, and they’re not doing it very well.
“I would want to thank the APC for their work today. You did not see a rally in Lagos. We are a very intelligent group that is led and propelled by young people.
“In our lab, we conducted a forensic analysis of the rally tape. We discovered that… About four or five persons from my federal district are familiar to me; others are familiar with residents of Oyo, Osun, etc.
“What you saw this morning wasn’t really a Lagos protest; it was a south-west rally. It is only fair to compare what occurred in Festac to the rally in Lagos.
You may remember that the Obidents’ October 1, LP event took place in Lekki, Festac, Ikeja, and Surulere – four separate places — in an unusual and spontaneous way.
“What you saw today in Lagos was nothing compared to any one of them,” the speaker said, referring to the four places.
“After seeing the LP movement, what the APC has accomplished is still only a fifth of what we accomplished.
“We conducted a forensic analysis of the tape; between 60 and 70 percent of those involved were NURTW members.”