FG cautions Obi and Datti against ‘inciting insurgency’, Says ‘It’s treason’


Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has warned Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, against inciting violence over the result of the presidential elections.

Mohammed discussed the recently concluded 2023 elections with some foreign media organizations in Washington, DC.

While seeking redress in court over the election results, the minister charged Obi of inciting people to violence.

“This is high treason.” You can’t invite insurgency, and that’s exactly what they’re doing.

“Obi’s statement is desperate, and he is not the democrat he claims to be.”

“A democrat should not believe in democracy solely because he is elected.”

Furthermore, the minister stated that neither Obi nor Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had a chance of winning their challenge to the election results because they both failed to satisfy the constitutional requirements to be declared president.

“The constitution has stringent criteria for any body seeking to be president of the country,” he explained.

“Only the President-elect met the criteria, receiving 8.79 million votes and one-quarter of all votes cast in the federation’s 29 states.”

“You cannot win an election in which you finished third and failed to meet constitutional requirements.”

“Despite his claims of fraud, Peter Obi has not renounced his victory in Lagos.”

Extending on his mission to the United States, the minister stated that he was there to correct the negative narratives about the election being pushed by the opposition.

“We have come here to balance that skewed narrative and to tell the world unequivocally that the recently concluded general elections in Nigeria were the fairest, most transparent, and authentic in Nigerian history,” he said.

“The election is the most fair and credible because of the implementation of the Bimodal Voters Verification System (BVAS), which I consider to be a game changer.”

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