The federal government has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, of plotting to frustrate the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and make the country ungovernable.
Addressing journalists in the State House after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, decried the PDP’s style of opposition, saying it smacks of desperation and unpatriotic politics, whose effects, he said, might be counter-productive if allowed to persist.
The minister, who added that PDP’s brand of opposition politics is alien to the culture of Nigeria’s democracy, reiterated that the opposition party had deployed the power at its disposal to sabotage the government of Buhari and overheat the polity through its utterances and press statements.
Mohammed also took on the PDP over what it described as the party’s attacks on the judiciary. He said that a situation where the opposition is seeking a redress in court and yet resorting to what he termed self-help is unacceptable, describing the alleged attacks on the judiciary as anti-democratic.
Furthermore, Mohammed stated that the emergence of “a faceless group” calling for the ouster of a democratic government is treasonable. He advised the PDP to avoid sounding alarms of war and rather face its election petitions at the tribunal to underscore its faith in the judiciary and stop overheating the polity.
Meanwhile, the PDP reacted swiftly last night, describing the allegations by the federal government as irresponsible. It said the federal government should stop inventing excuses and making frivolous allegations of treason for its mass failures.