Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that the opposition is disappointed that president Muhammadu Buhari, refused to die after his illness.
It will be recalled that the President spent five months in the UK last year, over an undisclosed ailment – A situation that sparked series of speculations regarding whether he was still alive and not.
Mr Mohammed said this while criticising the extent to which, fake news is being propagated by some group in the country. The Minister, accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of making no success in either agriculture, security, economy or the fight against corruption – yet have devices a potent weapon (fake news) to bring down, the present government.
In his words:
“Fake news has been on the rise because the opposition cannot debate on our governments whether at state or federal level on any issue. We challenge the opposition on the achievements it made either in agriculture, security, in the economy or fighting corruption.”
“Rather they have found out that the most potent weapon is fake news. They claim that the president that we are seeing today has been cloned and it is one Jibril from Sudan. Why are you doing this? They are disappointed that the president refused to die after his illness.
“Just some days ago they reported me as saying that Mr President does not know the way to his office because he has lost his memory and nobody ever bothered to ask ‘when did I say this, where did I say this.’
“We have it on good authority that the opposition consultants from various parts of the world and whose only duty is to churn out fake news.”