The Abia Elders Consultative Forum has ascribed the Labour Party’s strong showing in the elections held on Saturday to the failure of the two main political parties in the nation.
The forum’s chairman, ArchBishop Princewill Ariwodor, told Vanguard in a conversation that it was a sign of the public’s discontent with the megaparties.
The chairman said; “The mega parties have failed the people. They have betrayed the people enough and they have no other choice than to go for a total change.
“So, the Labour Party provided the platform for the needed change. This is the first time people are coming out en mass to vote.”
He added that “this is a demonstration of how bitter the people are over the rape of democracy in the country. The mega parties have abused democracy.”
Continuing, Ariwodor said; “And if this was not demonstrated, politicians won’t learn their lessons. People are prepared to demonstrate more if their mandate is tampered with.
“They are prepared to show their bitterness if any attempt is made to subvert their will.”