The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has asked the presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in the last elections, to apologize to the Nigerians for “deliberately distracting” the government of President Muhammadu Buhari with an electoral petition.
Nigeria News report that this was contained in a statement that Mohammed issued on Thursday. The Minister said that while the PDP and its candidate reserved the right to continue with their request at the highest level, they will receive a better service by abandoning their robe of despair and realizing that there is a limit to nonsense.
“Nigerians are tired of this orchestrated distraction, and will prefer to wish that the opposition, which lost at the polls and in court, will now join the government to take Nigeria to the next level.
“This is more so that the sentence that validates the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari was unanimous in that the petition lacked merit, that the petitioners did not prove any of the reasons on which his case was based and that President Buhari is eminently qualified to dispute the survey.
“It is intriguing that one of the parties that announces the rule of law at each present moment, in public hearing, evidence that he claimed to have obtained by hacking an alleged INEC server. Do you not realize that this is a criminal act of which you are Responsible? Instead of threatening to address the Supreme Court, driven more by the ego than by common sense, they should lament themselves for allowing despair to overwhelm their sense of reasoning.
“We also thank the Nigerians, who voted massively to re-elect President Buhari, for their continued support,” he said.