Lai Mohammed and Peter Obi
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture has revealed why he accused the Peter Obi, presidential candidate of Labour Party, of treason.
Mohammed who spoke with reporters after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, said he made the allegation because Obi did not condemn the alleged inciting comments made by his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed on national television.
“What I said about Mr Peter Obi is very clear.
“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 will be the end of democracy.
“That was precisely what the running mate of Mr Peter Obi said on live television and I have not heard Peter Obi rein him in or correct him.
“So, if your running mate said something, of course, he is saying it on behalf of the party and that of the candidate.
“That’s why it’s an act of treason, for anybody to say if a duly elected president in Nigeria is sworn in, that will be the end of democracy.
“It’s treason for anybody to say if you swear in a duly elected president, you’re swearing in the military. It is crazy. So, I don’t see anything controversial in that.”
The Minister also admitted that he went to the United States to balance skewed reports on the recent general election.