Lai Mohammed Alleges Coup Plot Against Buhari

By Ikenga Chronicles May 19, 2019

Lai Mohammed Alleges Coup Plot Against Buhari

The Federal Government has said that it has ‘credible evidence” to back up its outcry that the opposition is planning to “sabotage the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, generally overheat the polity and make the country ungovernable”.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this on Saturday at the 2019 edition of his annual Ramadan lecture held at his home town, Oro, Kwara State.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 12th edition of the Ramadan lecture was attended by Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State, Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, political stalwarts, traditional rulers, clergymen among others.

“As you are aware, a few days ago we raised the alarm that either by themselves or via their proxies, the PDP and its presidential candidate are doing everything possible to sabotage the Buhari administration,” Lai Mohammed said.

“Our interventions are based on credible evidence, and no government with the kind of evidence that we have, of plans to subvert the power of the state, attack the nation’s economic live wire and generally unleash mayhem on the polity, will keep quiet.

“The security agencies are all alert to their responsibilities and will not sit by and allow anyone to reverse the gains of our democracy under any guise,” he said.

The Minister noted that similar alarms had been raised by the police, the military and the Department of State Services.

He revealed that the government will neither be distracted nor dissuaded by pseudo and partisan analysts that have teamed up with the opposition to “either exhibit their ignorance or to engage in red herring and name-calling”.