The director-general of Peter Obi’s presidential campaign, Doyin Okupe, claimed that the All Progressives Congress imported people from other South-West states to attend its Lagos rally.
Okupe made this known during an interview with Channels Television.
Earlier on Sunday, Musiliu Akinsanya, better known as MC Oluomo, the chairman of the Lagos state parks and garages management committee, called a “five million-man” rally in support of APC candidate Bola Tinubu.
The solidarity rally came one week after LP supporters held similar rallies across Lagos.
Okupe claimed that opposition parties are playing “catch-up” to the LP, and that forensic examination of videos from the APC rally revealed that some participants were sourced from other south-west states.
In his words, “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 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.
“We have done a forensic examination 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 recognise 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 per cent and 70 per cent of those who participated were members of an institution called NURTW.”