Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has advised the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi and other leaders of the party to do more than visiting those who destroyed Nigeria if they seek to rule the country.
He said this during the Labour Party National Retreat held in Abuja yesterday.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria opined that the party won’t be able to seize power by adopting such methods, saying that would not mobilize the Nigerian people.
His words: “I was very reluctant to come here today. Because as Fidel Castro once did, he went to America and they asked him to speak, he said, I don’t want to annoy a powerful enemy in his own territory, let me challenge the leaders of the Labour Party. You are not going to get power in Nigeria by adopting the methods of the bourgeois. If you want to mobilize the Nigerian people, you must go beyond visiting those who destroyed Nigeria.”
Falana advised them that they should rather go visiting Labour, youths, women and other unions, stressing that they are the real voters unlike those whose only interest is to looting the resources of the country.
Falana also said that ‘the man’ in Aso Rock and ‘those’ rooting to succeed him are tired.
“The man in Aso Rock said I am tired and I want to go home. Those who want to take power are also tired. Power lies in the street now.”