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Minister Warns ‘Those Masquerading As Democrats’ But Bent On Destroying Democracy

Alhaji Lai Muhammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has insisted that the opposition is planning to sabotage Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration, generally overheat the polity, and make the country ungovernable.

Speaking today, Saturday at the 2019 edition of his Annual Ramadan Lecture held at his home town Oro, Kwara, the minister warned those he described as masquerading as democrats but are bent on destroying the nation’s democracy.

He insisted that there are credible evidences to show that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar are doing everything possible to sabotage the Buhari Administration.

“As you are aware, a few days ago, we raised the alarm that either by themselves or via their proxies, the PDP and its presidential candidate are doing everything possible to sabotage the Buhari Administration.

“Our interventions are based on credible evidence, and no government, with the kind of evidence that we have, of plans to subvert the power of the state, attack the nation’s economic live wire and generally unleash mayhem on the polity, will keep quiet.

“The security agencies are all alert to their responsibilities and will not sit by and allow anyone to reverse the gains of our democracy under any guise,” he said.

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Lai Mohammed noted that similar alarms had been raised by the police, the military, and the DSS, adding that the government will neither be distracted nor dissuaded by pseudo and partisan analysts that had teamed up with the opposition to “either exhibit their ignorance or to engage in red herring and name calling.”

He called on Nigerians to use the occasion of the Ramadan to pray for the peace unity and stability in the country.

 “I make this request against the background of those who are daily plotting to exploit our national fault lines of religion and ethnicity.

“Those (are the people) who masquerade as democrats but can’t take electoral defeat; who will not hesitate to collude with anti-democratic forces and dead-enders to fan the embers of violence in the country.

“Those who have elevated their personal ambition over and above our survival as a nation,” he said.

The minister thanked all Nigerians for their support and prayers for the administration. He urged them not to relent, especially in the run-up to the May 29 inauguration of the president.

Source: NAN.