- Information minister, Lai Mohammed has shared close details of the opposition party, the PDP's plans towards Buhari's government in the coming days
- In a statement sent to Legit.ng, the minister revealed the leadership of the PDP is bent on destroying Buhari's achievements and also misleading Nigerians
- Alhaji Mohammed tagged the PDP as a viable opposition while noting that they are anxious about taking over power even before the 2023 polls
On Monday, March 28, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party’s desperation to return to power in 2023 was responsible for its plan “to sabotage” the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)’s regime.
In a press release sent to Legit.ng, the minister, who made this disclosure in Abuja, noted that the plan of the main opposition party was to overheat the polity, distort Buhari’s achievement, and misinform Nigerians.
He noted further that the PDP cannot wait to till 2023 before preaching their acceptability at the polls.
The attack on Buhari's government
The minister said:
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“As you know, the folks on the other side have been doing everything in recent times to overheat the polity, distort the achievements of our administration, and spread misinformation.
”Yes, it is very cold out there for the hungry and desperate opposition, but every indication is that they don’t even want to wait for the 2023 elections before testing their popularity or acceptability at the polls.
"Gentlemen, there is nothing wrong in having a fiery and viable opposition in a democracy. We were there before and we remain the ones to beat in terms of a determined, viable and relentless opposition.
"But, in our time, not once did we advocate the destruction of Nigeria just because we couldn't have our way. Not once did we seek to gain power via a desperate court action. If you destroy the country you are seeking to govern, what country will you govern? Must you cut your nose to spite your face?"
2023 moves by PDP
The minister also questioned the rationale behind the opposition party’s moves to return to power in 2023, he, therefore, urged Nigerians to beware of their antics going forward.
He affirmed thus:
"In their most recent act of desperation, they sought to erase seven years of unprecedented achievements by the Buhari Administration. In the most egregious show of shamelessness and a blatant refusal to be remorseful, they even had the audacity to express righteous indignation that the damage they inflicted on the country in their 16 years of misrule has not been totally undone in just seven years.
"In other words, those who brought the country to its knees are now accusing those working hard to repair things of non-performance. They said they are ready to rescue Nigeria. Pray, where do kidnappers rescue their victims? These same guys who kidnapped the fortunes of their country are suddenly posing as rescuers. CAVEAT EMPTOR. Buyers beware! NIGERIANS BEWARE!"
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In another development, the main opposition party in Nigeria has been accused of sabotage. The accusation was made by the federal government.
The FG claimed the opposition is planning to sabotage the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and overheat the polity.
The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who raised the alarm at a briefing in Abuja, asked the opposition not to promote anarchy.
It claimed that the opposition was trying to trigger another EndSARS protest in the country. It queried why the opposition cannot wait till 2023 poll to test its popularity.
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Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari had advised the newly elected Senator Adamu Abdullahi-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC to prioritise competence and ensure competence individuals emerges as the party’s flagbearers for the 2023 elections.
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Buhari also enjoined the new NWC members to promote internal democracy and equal opportunities and ensure that party primaries are not influenced by “highest bidders” going into the 2023 elections.
Legit.ng reported that while speaking late on Saturday, March 26, at the national convention of the APC, held at the Eagle Square, Abuja, the president also called on members of APC to remain united and strong and also support the incoming leadership of the party.