The governor of Ondo state and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has advised the former Spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to be more cautious, fact-oriented and carefully select the right words before speaking for the presidency.
“As a former Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I want to believe there is an urgent need for me to assist in reorientation and exercise of Presidential familiarization for our Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to know that he now works with the Presidency and should adapt to presidential breeze and ethics and learn how to address issues of public interest without unleashing terror and verbal war on personalities in oppositions like when he does as the Spokesperson to the All Progressive Congress, APC,” Mimiko charged.
Dr. Mimiko said this on Tuesday in Akure, the Ondo State Capital while reacting to what Mohammed said about Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose and others who were not on the same leaf with the President’s Treasury Single Account policy.
“As the Lord will have it, PDP is today the strongest opposition party in the country. We are playing the role as expected of any doggedly focused and serious opposition.
“Lai Mohammed shouldn’t be expecting praises and worship songs from us because we are not brain-washable.
“Therefore, it was erroneous and insulting for the Minister of Information to be attacking our people who criticised the formulated TSA policy by the presidency. It is absolutely unacceptable by me as person and PDP as a party.
“Nigeria belongs to everybody and it does to nobody; no single person or party owns our common wealth. No one!”
Mimiko, therefore warned that any further attack on any member of his party (PDP), will be assumed to be calculated attempt by the presidency to witch-hunt and silent the opposition in the country. This, he said, the PDP will not hesitate to resist.