"PDP Is Planning To Mobilise Boko Haram To Cause Violence In The Presidential Election"-Lai Mohammed

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at 06:51 AM, 22/01/2019 (8 months ago)

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, has accused the opposition of mobilising armed bandits and Boko Haram insurgents to perpetrate massive acts of violence during the general elections.

Mr Mohammed made the allegation on Monday while briefing reporters in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

He claimed that the plan was to disrupt the polls in several states in the north-east, north-west, and north-central states of the country.

“Before you accuse the government of crying wolf, let me tell you, gentlemen, that we have credible intelligence that armed bandits and Boko Haram insurgents have been mobilised to engage in massive attacks and other acts of violence in several states across the country, including Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Benue, Kano, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba and Zamfara,” he alleged.

The minister alleged further, “The Benue-based armed criminal group, led by Terwase AKWAZA, also known as Gana, has been commissioned to strike soft targets in Benue, Nasarawa, and Taraba States.

“In Kano State, a group of notorious miscreants have been mobilised by some prominent opposition leaders to provoke massive chaos before, during and after the elections.”

The minister insisted that having noticed their dwindling fortunes, the alleged plot by the opposition was to spread violence across the country to truncate the electoral process.

He claimed that this was intended to cause a constitutional crisis which he said would snowball into the establishment of an interim government.

Read the full statement by the minister below;

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Good morning gentlemen, and welcome to this press conference

2. As you are aware, Nigeria goes to the polls just 27 days from now. However, the Federal Government is in possession of credible intelligence to the effect that widespread violence being orchestrated by the opposition is threatening the 2019 general elections.

3.  You have definitely seen the massive and warm reception that President Muhammadu Buhari has been receiving across the country, compared to the thinning crowds that have been attending the opposition rallies. Having realised that their fortunes have dwindled badly ahead of the polls, the desperate opposition is orchestrating widespread violence with a view to truncating the elections, thus triggering a constitutional crisis that could snowball into the establishment of an interim government.

4.   Before you accuse the government of crying wolf, let me tell you, gentlemen, that we have credible intelligence that armed bandits and Boko Haram insurgents have been mobilised to engage in massive attacks and other acts of violence in several states across the country, including Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Benue, Kano, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, and Zamfara.

5.  The Benue-based armed criminal group, led by Terwase AKWAZA, also known as Gana, has been commissioned to strike soft targets in Benue, Nasarawa, and Taraba states. In Kano State, a group of notorious miscreants has been mobilised by some prominent opposition leaders to provoke massive chaos before, during and after the elections.

There is also an international dimension to the evil plan. Some armed mercenaries from Niger Republic have been contracted to attack top government functionaries, including state governors, across the North-west between now and the elections.

6.  The Federal Government is taking every possible measure to counter these evil plans by unpatriotic anarchists and ensure the success of the 2019 General Elections. The Administration’s commitment to credible, free, fair and peaceful elections is unshaken. After all, according to the online encyclopedia – Wikipedia – elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy has operated since the 17th century.

7.  We appeal to all Nigerians to be vigilant in the days ahead. We also appeal to the media to help in sensitising members of the public on these observed threats, which are capable of disrupting the elections. The punchline of our long-running campaign on security – if you see something, say something – remains relevant, perhaps even more, at this time.

8.  Finally, all the relevant agencies under the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture will work together to ensure that Nigerians are alerted to the dangers posed to the forthcoming elections by unscrupulous, unpatriotic and desperate characters who will not hesitate to destabilise the country if they cannot achieve their inordinate ambition.

9.   I thank you all for your kind attention. I will now take questions that are relevant only to the issues that I have raised at this press conference.


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ignis99 at 07:29 AM, 22/01/2019 (8 months ago)
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We need a credible governement with responsible ministers ...this liar Mohammed has made a mockery of himself honestly .
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maxzy277 at 07:32 AM, 22/01/2019 (8 months ago)
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It’s time for Government to get prepared too & place necessary action on whoever can be behind all this plots before it will be too late
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Markeve at 07:39 AM, 22/01/2019 (8 months ago)
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APC formed boko haram and buhari and some of his useless cows that's following him up and down are the one sponsoring them so just keep quiet or God will silence u all evil leaders.
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Henrybobo at 08:46 AM, 22/01/2019 (8 months ago)
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How PDP wan mobilize APC men?  Wats dis one saying
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olowoinlionsden at 09:58 AM, 22/01/2019 (8 months ago)
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If a wise man knows the strength  of his foe,  the battle is half won.
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kp45 at 10:17 AM, 22/01/2019 (8 months ago)
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Who are this guy's?
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SweetDaddy1 at 02:15 PM, 22/01/2019 (8 months ago)
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This is hate speech. lai Mohammed should be arrested and prosecuted. Intelligent people knew that the boko haram and herdsmen terrorist groups are the military wing of CPC
before they joined with AC to form APC. Lie Mohammed is indirectly telling the whole World that the APC will mobilize their terrorist gangs to cause violence in the presidential elections,
This statement from Lai Mohammed is a directive to APC military wing, the boko haram and herdsmen terrorist groups. If the Sky is falling down, if the ground will open isn't for one person.
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