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Lai Mohammed: Why would people wishes President Buhari dead?

Amidst rumours that President Muhammadu Buhari is dead, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has wondered why Nigerians will wish their President dead, as he described the reports as “silly” and “uncharitable”.
Lai Mohammed
Lai Mohammed
“I don’t want to lend my voice to a very silly thing. I will not join this debate. I think there are more serious issues of state to discuss than this issue,” he said on Wednesday after the federal executive council meeting.

“It’s only in this part of the world that you wake up in the morning and you say the president of the country is dead. I will not join that kind of debate at all.”

He said it is only in Nigeria that citizens wake up in the morning “to wish their ‎president dead”.

Mohammed later issued a statement, urging Nigerians to disregard the “subversive messages orchestrated by those who feel threatened by the emerging order”.

He said the “naysayers” have also resorted to the use of ethnicity and religion as tools to divide Nigerians, overheat the polity and cause panic among the citizenry, in addition to using fake news and disinformation to distort government activities.

”The source/sources of the fabricated messages are already being investigated and the authors should prepare to face the consequences of their actions,” read the statement issued by Segun Adeyemi, Mohammed’s spokesman.

”The emerging trend of resorting to destabilization and scare-mongering is not unexpected, considering this government’s clamp-down on the corrupt elements in the society, the plugging of all financial leaks which has derailed the gravy train of the looters of public treasury and the enthronement of probity and transparency in
the polity.

”While we will neither stifle press freedom nor abridge the citizens’ right to express themselves freely, whether through criticism or protests, the security agencies will neither allow any resort to violence nor a willful subversion of the state for whatever reason.”

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