Breaking 2023: Charges demanding my arrest are unfounded – Lai Mohammed. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, claims it is unjustified to demand his arrest and punishment for criticizing Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, for inciting the public to violence.
The minister made this statement on Wednesday in London. This was in response to Elder Statesman and Pan Niger Delta Forum leader Chief Edwin Clark’s demand that he detain and charge with disseminating “false news” against Obi.
Mohammed insisted that his counsel to Obi was never untruthful and that he stuck by it.
“What will be my offence? Is it by chiding the vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party who said on live television that if the President-elect Bola Tinubu is sworn-in on May 29 that that would be the end of democracy in Nigeria? Is it for chiding him for saying that swearing in Tinubu on May 29 is like swearing in the military?
“What is the fake news in that?” The minister questioned.
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Charges Demanding My Arrest Are Unfounded – Lai Mohammed
According to him, Baba-Ahmed never backtracked on his live television statement. Mohammed added that Obi had not publicly rebuked his running companion for the treasonous remarks. And that Obi had not done so either.
“The position of the law is clear that anybody who is aggrieved over election results should go to court
“It is not to start threatening Nigerians and heating up the polity simply because you lost an election,” he said.
Mohammed emphasized that Tinubu was correctly the winner by INEC and that the APC won the presidential election “fair and square.”
He promised Nigerians and the rest of the world that the newly elected president would take office on May 29.