Atiku demands arrest of Lai Mohammed over campaign of calumny against his personality

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 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has demanded the arrest of Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed over what he claimed is a campaign of falsehood against his personality by the Minister, who allegedly made unscrupulous claims without evidence.

 Atiku said that that the Minister has liaised with anti-democratic elements to contrive skirmishes in the coming weeks aimed at smearing his personality.

Media Adviser to the former Vice President, Paul Ibe in a press statement on Thursday said that it was becoming revealing the grand plot being orchestrated by some agents of evil to stage-manage pockets of upset targeted at attacking the reputation of Atiku.

According to the statement, “We wish to blow the whistle as an early warning alert of the grandiose scheme being put together by some unscrupulous elements aimed at jeopardizing the reputation of His Excellency Atiku Abubakar in the coming days and weeks.

“By the merit of what is beginning to unfold, there are plans to create some upset across the country whereby alleged perpetrators of such crimes will engage in phantom names dropping of Atiku Abubakar and some senior personalities in the Peoples Democratic Party.

“Already, we are abreast of some other plans to plant fictitious stories in some mushroom media outlets aimed at discrediting Atiku and his political party, the PDP.

“It therefore becomes preponderant that we alert the public of this demonic plan and to say that it will be imprudent to compromise the peace and security of Nigerians in order to score a cheap political goal.

“Towards this end, and for the umpteenth time, we call on the federal government to be awake to its responsibilities of providing security and ensuring peace, and to desist from actions and … Read More...

World leaders won’t attend May 29th inauguration- Mohammed

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Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed on Monday announced that Nigeria will now celebrate Democracy Day on the 12th of June.

The Minister who disclosed that world leaders are not expected to attend the May 29th inauguration, but will be invited for the June 12 Democracy Day celebrations.

He disclosed that although President Muhammadu Buhari will be inaugurated for his second term on May 29th, the ceremony will be low keyed.

“ The inauguration will be low keyed and world leaders will not be invited to attend the inauguration “

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had recognized June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day last year in honour of MKO Abiola , the presumed winner of June 12 1993 Presidential election

The Minister while briefing State House Correspondents stated that “ President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration for a second term on May 29, 2019, will be a low-key affair, as a number of the events slated for the inauguration will now be held during the first observance of June 12 as the National Democracy Day.

He disclosed that the decision to have a low-key inauguration for the President was taken at the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, 8 May 2019.

“ The invitations have been sent to all world leaders to attend the ceremonies marking the observance of the Democracy Day on June 12.

”Since the first observance of June 12 as Democracy Day falls into an election year, and as a measure to sustain June 12 as Democracy Day, the celebration of the inauguration and the advancement of democracy in the country will now take place on June 12,” Alhaji Mohammed said, adding that the country can ill-afford two major celebrations within a two-week interval.

He said the details of the events slated … Read More...