The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), refrained from reacting to the spectacle at the Adamawa State governorship election because he does not micromanage government agencies.
He argued that it was the prerogative of the Independent National Electoral Commission to deal with the infraction by the suspended Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Ari.
The President does not micromanage any institution. I don’t think that this government has ever intervened in the way the Independent National Electoral Commission conducts its elections,” Mohammed said during a heated exchange with State House Correspondents after this week’s Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
He also said he had not received any petition written to Buhari to sanction the erring REC, whom he simply described as an INEC employee.