FG has credible evidence of plans to subvert government— Lai Mohammed
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, yesterday, said the Federal Government has credible evidence of unrelenting efforts by political opposition and their cohorts to subvert the government and cause mayhem in the country.
The minister, who stated this at the 12th Annual Lai Mohammed Ramadan Lecture in Oro, Kwara State, said: “As you are aware, a few days ago, we raised alarm that either by themselves or via their proxies, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate are doing everything possible to sabotage the Buhari Administration, generally overheat the polity and make Nigeria seemingly ungovernable. You are also aware of similar alarms raised by the police, the military and the DSS.
“Our interventions are based on credible evidence, and no government with the kind of evidence we have, of plans to subvert the power of the state, attack the nation’s economic live wire and generally unleash mayhem on the polity, will keep quiet. The security agencies are all alert to their responsibilities and will not sit by and allow anyone reverse the gains of our democracy under any guise.”
Mohammed said since government and security agencies raised the alarm, pseudo and partisan analysts have teamed up with spokesmen of the main opposition party and its presidential candidate to either exhibit their ignorance or engage in red herring and name calling. He, however, assured that government would neither be distracted nor be dissuaded.
The Minister said as Muslim faithful observe the holy month of Ramadan with fasting, prayers, self-purification, renewed focus on religion and sense of community, it was appropriate to call on Nigerians to pray for “our dear country, to pray for peace and unity,” especially as the May 29 inauguration of the President approaches.