Atiku demands Lai Mohammed’s immediate arrest

By Shola Abayomi.

Former vice president and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently concluded general election, Atiku Abubakar, has made calls for the immediate arrest of the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, over his fictitious statements indicting the PDP and its presidential candidate in the alleged plan to sabotage the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a statement issued yesterday by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, Atiku described as very unsettling that senior government officials, especially those serving as the mouthpiece of the government will make “reckless but calculated comments” to tarnish his image and “government will sit idly on it.”

He consequently demanded the arrest of the Information Minister.

“With the conclusion reached by relevant security outfits that there is no evidentiary proof to back the claim by Lai Mohammed that the opposition was planning to upstage the government, we demand that the information minister should be arrested for raising false alarm and an apology rendered to Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.”

He also added that he was aware of some other plans to plant fabricated stories in the media to bring him and his party to disrepute.

He said he has uncovered the “demonic plan” of conspirators to ochestrate violence across the country whereby the alleged perpetrators of the crime would engage in spurious name-calling to indict him and senior officials of his party.

According to him, “we wish to blow the whistle as an early warning alert of the grandiose scheme being put together by some unscrupulous elements aimed at jeopardising the reputation of Atiku Abubakar in the coming days and weeks.

“Towards this end, and for the umpteenth time, we call on the federal government to be awake to its responsibilities of providing security and ensuring peace, and to desist from actions and utterances that are capable of exposing our fault lines,” the statement added.

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