Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s information minister, is facing severe criticism and mockery for wrongly accusing Peter Obi of committing treason following his rejection of the results of the presidential elections held on February 25th.
Nigeria’s information minister, Lai Mohammed, is being widely ridiculed for falsely accusing Peter Obi of treason, after he rejected the results of the presidential elections held on February 25th. Mr. Mohammed, who was the spokesman for the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), had earlier advocated for a parallel government in the last days of Goodluck Jonathan’s administratsuper bowl 57 custom jerseys football adidas shoes sale braided wigs wig store custom basketball jerseys adidas yeezy 350 boost custom nfl jersey custom basketball jerseys cowboys jerseys san francisco 49ers jersey new nike air max sex toys for men custom jersey adidas yeezy 700 v3 ion, threatening to form one if Jonathan won the 2015 general election.
During the heated debates that followed, Mr. Mohammed cited instances of electoral fraud that led to civil wars in Algeria and Kenya, insinuating that Jonathan could face a similar fate if he rigged the election. However, many have called out Mr. Mohammed’s hypocrisy for now being incensed that Mr. Obi is contesting the results that gave the APC their controversial win.
Mr. Obi had claimed that Nigeria’s democracy was under threat, citing reports by Western entities like Chatham House and the European Union that the elections were marred by intimidation, violence, and voter suppression. But Mr. Mohammed accused Mr. Obi and his running mate of treason in a claim that was refuted by the Labour Party candidate, who described it as malicious and fictitious.
The minister’s remarks have caused a social media backlash, with many Twitter users excoriating him for making unfounded accusations against Mr. Obi. Some have even questioned his moral authority to brand perceived political opponents as treasonous, given his defense of ex-governor Rotimi Amaechi’s call for a parallel government in 2014 to undermine former President Jonathan and push for Mr. Buhari’s presidency.