The Pan Yoruba Socio-Political Group, Afenifere, has blasted the Federal government for tainting facts about the credibility of the 2023 Presidential election and treason allegation.
A statement by the groups Secretary General, Chief Sola Ebiseni, in Akure, the Ondo state capital, said that “It is more appalling that government officials unashamedly chose the foreign land for their macabre dance.
Ebiseni said that ” Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information falls in this unenviable class with his current visits and interviews in the United States of America to taint sacred facts about the 2023 Presidential election.
” Whereas the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the glare of the whole world had admitted the failures of the statutorily prescribed components of the electoral process.
” Lai Mohammed falsely stated that “the just concluded general elections in Nigeria is the fairest, most transparent and authentic in the history of Nigeria,” before an audience that knows the truth to the contrary and have so expressed in their editorials.”
The statement added, ” lt is certainly not true as Lai Mohammed claimed that “under our laws today, management of election results is manual”, the ruling of the court “that INEC has the exclusive right to determine determine the mode of election, its collation and transmission” only compels the Commission to act in tandem with its electoral guidelines to that effect.
“The essence of the amending our elector laws resulting in the Electoral Act 2022 is the surgical removal of the mischief of managing our electoral process by the pernicious manual procedures.
” In a clear case of abuse of office, Lai Mohammed, trying desperately to dance himself back to the mind of his party candidate having taken a different course during the primaries, have mindlessly descended to the abyss of falsehood reminiscent of his modus operandi as party spokesperson with which he has odiously smeared the office of the nation’s Minister of Information.
“The Minister lied when he claimed that “the President ensured that nobody used the security agencies to rig the election in his favour but created level-playing ground for the election”.