Convention: FG attacks PDP, alleges destabilization bid


The Federal Government yesterday launched an attack on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for what it described as a plot by the opposition party to stop the convention of the All Progressive Congress, APC, through a court order and heat up the polity with ceaseless negative activities.

It also alleged that PDP’s desperation to return to power in 2023 is responsible for its plan to sabotage President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, and give the impression the government was not doing anything.

However, the PDP, in a swift reaction, faulted the government’s claim, saying, ‘’lies have an expiry date.’’

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who threw the jabs at the opposition party at a briefing in Abuja, said it is unbecoming of an opposition party to seek to stop the conduct of another party’s national convention and adopt antics geared towards destroying the country just because it was no longer in power.

The minister, who chronicled the numerous antics engaged by the PDP in recent times against the APC, said it is an act of desperation for the opposition to seek to use a court order to stop its national convention and scheme to incite a national mass protest similar to the 2020 #EndSARS protests that led to the loss of many innocent lives and property.

He challenged the PDP to come out of hiding and present the achievements it recorded in the 16 years it held the reins of power in Nigeria and stop behaving strangely under the guise of opposition.

Mohammed, who cautioned PDP to exercise patience till 2023 in order to test its popularity or acceptability at the polls, said it is also disdainful for the PDP to seek to erase what he called “seven years of unprecedented achievements by the Buhari administration” and asked the opposition party to be more remorseful for the havoc it wreaked on Nigeria.


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