- The Peoples Democratic Party says the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, must apologise for allegedly misleading the nation and heating up the polity
- The opposition party accuses the minister of lying against it and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar
- According to the PDP, Mohammed levelled unfounded security breach allegations against it and Atiku in the February 23 election
An apology has been demanded by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for allegedly lying against it and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
In a statement by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, Mohammed was accused levelling unfounded security breach allegations against the opposition party and Atiku in the February 23 election, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that PDP accused the minister of desperation to secure acceptance from Nigerians for the Buhari administration.
The statement read: “Moreover, the minister’s claims that he relied on certain alarms fell flat as no agency in the country had ever accused the PDP, as a political party, or our presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, of ‘doing everything possible to sabotage the Buhari administration, generally overheat the polity and make Nigeria seemingly ungovernable’ as claimed by Lai Mohammed.
“We also have fears that Alhaji Lai Mohammed could have made those wild claims in a bid to pave the way to frame, harass, arrest and detain some opposition figures on trump-up charges.
“Such antics have failed as Nigerians have seen through them and are resolute, behind Atiku Abubakar, in the determination to retrieve his mandate in the court…
“By his fabricated claims, the Information Minister only succeeded in further de-marketing our dear nation in the international arena, causing more damage to investors’ confidence in our system and exposing this administration as purveyor of fake news.
“The PDP, therefore, invites Alhaji Mohammed to apologise to the nation and desist from such acts of incitement.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, raised serious allegation against Muhammadu Buhari, accusing the president of plotting to put him in jail.
Atiku was reacting to a statement by the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, who claimed the former vice president had been making treasonable statements.
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