The Federal Government has accused the Peoples Democratic Party of attempting to derail the country’s democracy through its brand of opposition politics.
The FG claimed that the opposition party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, were “desperate” for power, as exemplified in what the government called “unpatriotic” utterances lately.
This was made known by the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed, while speaking with State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.
The Minister alleged that Atiku and his party were doing everything possible to frustrate the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Mohammed said: “The Federal Government has strongly decried the increasingly unpatriotic and desperate opposition politics being played by the PDP and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, warning that such dead-end opposition could be toxic for the nation’s democracy if left unchecked.
“Never in the history of politics in Nigeria has an opposition party and its presidential candidate exhibited the kind of desperate tactics being deployed by the duo, especially since Buhari overwhelmingly defeated Atiku to win the 2019 presidential election.
“Either by themselves or via their proxies, the PDP and its presidential candidate are doing everything possible to sabotage the Buhari administration, generally overheat the polity and make Nigeria seemingly ungovernable, especially through their public utterances and their poorly-thought-out press releases before and after the 2019 general elections.
“Unless they quickly retrace their steps, they may, sooner than later, over-reach themselves.”
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