Nigeria's Minister of Culture and Information, Lai Mohammed has questioned the rationale behind the calls for his arrest over his recent comments on Peter Obi.
Mohammed has been unequivocal in his stance that Obi supports the "inciteful" comments made by his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.
The statement has drawn backlash and Elder Statesman and Leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Clark has called for the minister's arrest, which to him is unwarranted.
Speaking with media organisations in London on Wednesday, Mohammed maintained that his opinion on the issue has not changed.
“What will be my offence? Is it by chiding the vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party who said on live television that if the President-elect Bola Tinubu is sworn-in on May 29 that that would be the end of democracy in Nigeria?
“Is it for chiding him for saying that swearing in Tinubu on May 29 is like swearing in the military?
“What is the fake news in that?”, he asked.
Mohammed also pointed out that Obi is yet to call his running mate to order the latter's "treasonable" comments.
“The position of the law is clear that anybody who is aggrieved over election results should go to court
“It is not to start threatening Nigerians and heating up the polity simply because you lost an election”, he added.
The minister emphasized that the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the presidential "fair and square" and Tinubu's declaration by the INEC was the right thing.
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