Doyin Okupe, Director-General of the Peter Obi presidential campaign, claims that the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Lagos, is nothing compared to the Labour Party’s (LP) really.


Okupe ridiculed the ruling party in an interview with Channels Television.

A “five million-man” rally in support of Bola Tinubu, the APC candidate, was organized earlier on Sunday by MC Oluomo, better known as Musiliu Akinsanya, the chairman of the management committee for the state parks and garages in Lagos.

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.

He said:

“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.”

“I want to commend the APC for their work today. What you witnessed wasn’t a rally in Lagos. We are a sophisticated group that is led and propelled by youths.

“In our lab, we conducted a forensic analysis of the rally tape. We discovered that… About four or five persons are from my federal constituency ; others can recognize 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 may remember that the Obidents’ October 1, LP event took place in Lekki, Festac, Ikeja, and Surulere – four separate places — in an unusual and natural way.

“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  NURTW