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Why I Said Peter Obi Is Guilty Of Treason- Lai Mohammed Releases Another Bombshell

The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has reiterated his claim about the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi.

Lai Mohammed in his media tour in US a few weeks after the Nigeria’s February 25th presidential election, alleged that Peter Obi is guilty of treason against the Nigerian state. The statement by the minister of Information and culture to International media triggered counterclaims  by Nigerians who questioned why the minister made such an adjudged reckless statement about Mr. Peter Obi who is popular for his civility.

Consequently, in a bid to explain his earlier claim in US, Lai Mohammed maintained that Peter Obi’s reticence on Baba-Ahmed Datti, his running mate’s statement on a national television, amounted to his being an accomplice to Baba-Ahmed Datti.

Recall that Datti in an interview on March 22nd, claimed that Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu did not meet qualification to be declared Nigeria’s president-elect. Datti added that swearing in Bola Ahmed Tinubu as Nigeria’s president on May 29th, 2023 is truncating Nigeria’s democracy.

In his interaction with the statehouse correspondents on Wednesday, Lai Mohammed reiterated that Peter Obi is as guilty as his running mate for failing to caution him.

In his words: “I said Mr. Peter Obi has every right to seek redress in court like Labour Party but nobody has the right to call for insurrection or to threaten to say that if the president-elect is sworn-in, that would be the end of democracy,” the minister said.

“And that was precisely what Obi’s running mate said on live television and I have not heard Obi rein him in or correct him; so, if your running mate says something; of course, he was saying on behalf of the party and on behalf of the candidate.

“That is why I said that was treason; for anybody to say that if a duly elected president in Nigeria is sworn in, that will be the end of democracy is treason. For anybody to say if you swear in a duly elected president, you are swearing the military, it is treason.

“So, I don’t see anything controversy in that.”

The minister also reiterated that the 2023 presidential election is the Nigeria’s freest and fairest presidential election.

“I went to the US to balance the skewed report about the just concluded elections; and everywhere I went, I said very unambiguously that the last general elections in Nigeria are the most transparent,” he said.


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