The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed on Wednesday defended the federal governments stance on the just concluded controversial Adamawa State governorship election.
Speaking with reporters, after the federal executive council meeting at the state house in Abuja, Lai Mohammed said that President Muhammadu Buhari did not interfere or intervene in the crisis in Adamawa state because he does not micromanage any of the government’s institutions, like INEC.
The Minister also used the opportunity to respond to reasons as to why the federal government has accused the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi of treasonable offenses.
The minister stated that it is because Peter Obi did not rebuke the statement made by his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, who during a live television interview said that if Nigeria’s President elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu were to be sworn in on May 29th it would be the end of democracy in the country.
In the meantime Labour Party presidential candidate in responding to several allegations leveled against him, the latest being his alleged detention in United Kingdom, stated in a series of tweets that he has lived in a most law abiding manner all his life. Obi also stated that he is a committed Nigerian, who does not have a dual Nationality and who would always put Nigeria first.
However, the spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress presidential campaign council, Femi Fani-Kayode, in a series of tweet insisted that the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi must disclose the details of his alleged detention by the British immigration officers at Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom.