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Lai Mohammed accuses opposition of instigating victory by subterfuge – ITREALMS

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has accused the opposition of instigating victory by subterfuge, reports ITREALMS.

Speaking in Abuja, he recalled that on Monday, January 21st 2019, they alerted the nation, also via a press conference, to the plot by some opposition elements to scuttle the 2019 general elections by instigating widespread violence across the country.

“Of course we didn't just make this up. It was based on credible intelligence,” he said.

According to him, the desperate opposition is doing everything possible, including instigating widespread violence as well as relentless attacks on key institutions, to discredit the forthcoming election.

“They know they will lose the election, but they want victory by subterfuge,” he alleged.

And to further their plan, Lai Mohammed said, the opposition is dispatching a 10-member delegation to some Western capitals, including London, Brussels and Washington, DC, to sell the idea that the Buhari Administration has perfected the plan to rig the election.

“They have no empirical basis for the idea they are pushing, beyond relying on exploiting the nation's 'fault lines' of religion, ethnicity and regionalism.

“The opposition is approaching the election with an incredible level of desperation. In this regard, they have activated their own version of the infamous Association for Better Nigeria (ABN), under the guise of CUPP, to engage in unrestrained rabble-rousing and frivolous court cases. Of course, the activities of CUPP in recent times are there for all to see, even though the coalition seems to be a very poor imitation of the original ABN.

“The Buhari Administration is committed to a free, fair, credible and peaceful poll. We are glad that local and international observers are already fully mobilised to monitor the election.

“We call on all Nigerians to be vigilant as we begin the final countdown to the election. Eternal vigilance, as the saying goes, is the price of liberty. We must not allow desperate politicians to crash our democracy on the altar of their personal - and sometimes inordinate - ambition!”

Uboshe Uboshe/Editor

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