The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has
asked the PDP and its presidential candidate in the last elections to apologise to Nigerians for “willfully distracting” the Buhari
Administration with an election petition. Mr Lai Mohammed said instead of appealing the ruling of Wednesday’s Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, the opposition party should be apologizing to Nigerians for trying to distract the present government.
statement issued in St Petersburg, Russian Federation, on Thursday, the
Minister said while the PDP and its candidate reserve the right to pursue their
petition to the highest level, they will be better served by dropping their
desperation and realizing that there is a limit to tomfoolery. ”Nigerians are tired of this orchestrated distraction, and will rather wish that the opposition, having lost at the polls and in court, will now join hands with the government to move Nigeria to the next level.
”This is more so that the judgement validating the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari was unanimous that the petition lacked merit, that the petitioners failed to prove any of the grounds upon which their case was anchored and that President Buhari is eminently qualified to contest the poll,” he said.