Atiku Abubakar is desperate due, says Lai Mohammed. The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, recently put it out that the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has displayed how desperate he is for 2019 election in his campaign.
According to him, the electioneering campaign of the PDP presidential candidate has failed to gain popularity. He continued saying “It is clear to all Nigerians that the electioneering campaign of the PDP presidential candidate has failed to gain traction. “From Sokoto to Ilorin to Ibadan to Gombe, it has been a disastrous outing for the campaign. “With that magnitude of failure, anyone can say anything to stay afloat,’’
Lai however dismisses alleged fears by the opposition that security agencies might be partisan during the 2019 polls. And he added saying “The opposition is only crying wolf where there is none, and in view of what they did during their 16 years in power”.
Again he described this statement as an act of desperation, coming from the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who said that killings in the country will continue if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected. Lai Mohammed therefore put it to Atiku Abubakar to stop bad politicking and politicising killings.
Reacting to the allegation of clampdown on civil society with the re-arrest and detention of Deji Adeyanju. Lai in his words said “There is no clampdown on any civil society, except in the wild imagination of naysayers. “As I have said, being in opposition is no licence to break the law and then hope to escape justice. “If the police have re-arrested Adeyanju, they must have a compelling reason to do so. Anyone who breaks the law must face justice’’.
Speaking to the PDP Lai Mohammed said “They never really won a free and fair election. Their strategy was to use the security agencies to thwart the wishes of voters. “They did it in Ekiti and Osun in 2014. I was a victim in Osun, so I know what I am saying. “But the guilty are always afraid. They think what they have done to others is what will be done to them,’’