The President Muhammadu Buhari led-Federal Government has issued a stern warning to the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over alleged plans to overthrow the present government which it described as a treasonable felony.
The Federal Government further stated that the presidential candidate of the main opposition party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar are very “desperate” to take over power by any means with his “unpatriotic” utterances.
Mr Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture made this known while speaking with newsmen attached to the State House at the Aso rock Presidential Villa on Wednesday.
Lai Muhammed that disclosed that the PDP and its candidate were deploying every strategy to frustrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
“The Federal Government has strongly decried the increasingly unpatriotic and desperate opposition politics being played by the PDP and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, warning that such dead-end opposition could be toxic for the nation’s democracy, if left unchecked.
“Never in the history of politics in Nigeria has an opposition party and its presidential candidate exhibited the kind of desperate tactics being deployed by the duo, especially since Buhari overwhelmingly defeated Atiku to win the 2019 presidential election.
“Either by themselves or via their proxies, the PDP and its presidential candidate are doing everything possible to sabotage the Buhari administration, generally overheat the polity and make Nigeria seemingly ungovernable, especially through their public utterances and their poorly-thought-out press releases before and after the 2019 general elections. Unless they quickly retrace their steps, they may, sooner than later, over-reach themselves.
“For those who may be quick to accuse the government of crying wolf, the pre-election statement credited to the former Vice-President, that unless Nigerians voted out the APC administration, killings by herdsmen would continue and ultimately spark a series of ethno-religious crises that would be irreversible, was looking more like a Freudian slip than anything else.”
The Federal Government also stated that the PDP had launch a brutal attack on the judiciary arm of government that was just doing its constitutional job of hearing election petitions.
“Also, in recent times, the PDP has taken its desperation to a new low by attacking the judiciary, an action many see as indicating a reversal of the party’s hitherto self-assured stance that it has a solid case against the President’s election. And either by coincidence or orchestration, a faceless group emerges from nowhere calling for an overthrow of a democratically-elected government, a totally egregious act of treason.
“It beggars belief that a candidate who prides himself as a democrat can so allow desperation to becloud his sense of propriety to such an extent that he will be associating with anti-democratic forces or making inflammatory statements.”
But Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in his response to the allegation through his spokesman, Paul Ibe, stated that
“It is not surprising that such a despicable lie is emanating from Lai Mohammed, President Buhari’s aptly named Minister of Information.
“Lai Mohammed is so associated with lies that even Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday, May 13, 2019 that ‘People like Lai Mohammed, Abba Kyari, Adamu Adamu are usually very well-behaved during the Ramadan. But I’m not even sure that that is true anymore.’
“When we have a situation where even those who employed him know that Lai Mohammed is a liar, who will even lie during the holy month of Ramadan, then why should Nigerians be surprised at this latest lie?
SOURCE: THE PUNCH
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