– Information minister Lai Mohammed says the federal government has strong proof that opposition politicians are trying to sabotage Buhari’s government
– Mohammed says it was the strength of the evidence that FG had which made it raise the alarm
– The minister says all the security agencies are already on red alert following the evidence gathered
The federal government has said it has credible evidence to back up its recent claim that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was planning to “sabotage the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, generally overheat the polity and make the country ungovernable”.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed revealed this on Saturday, May 18 at the 2019 edition of his Annual Ramadan Lecture held at his home town Oro, Kwara state.
Mohammed said: “As you are aware, a few days ago we raised the alarm that either by themselves or via their proxies, the PDP and it’s presidential candidate are doing everything possible to sabotage the Buhari Administration.
“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.”
The minister noted that similar alarms had been raised by the police, the military and the DSS.
He said the government will neither be distracted nor dissuaded by pseudo and partisan analysts that had teamed up with the opposition to “either exhibit their ignorance or to engage in red herring and name calling”.
Lai Mohammed’s words came few days after it was reported the Nigerian Army distanced itself from an alleged coup plotting against President Muhammadu Buhari, the Department of State Services (DSS) issued a strong warning to those it described as “coup plotters” ahead of presidential inauguration.
The DSS gave this warning in a statement on Friday, May 17, as a reaction to call for change in government championed under the banner of the Nigeria Continuity and Progress (NCP), Sahara Reporters reports.
The security agency said it has gathered information that some misguided group are cahoot with some aggrieved politicians to cause violence in order to “actualize their infamous agenda of forceful change of regime.”