Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has called on the country’s security agencies to arrest Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed.
Atiku made this call against the backdrop of accusation of plotting to thwart the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari hurled at him by Muhammed.
The former VP alleged the minister of smearing his reputation and plotting to precipitate unrest and later blame him for it. He went on to call on security agencies to arrest the Kwara-born lawyer turned politician for alleged security breach.
The statement read in part: “It is very unsettling that senior administration officials, especially those who are the mouthpiece of government will make reckless but calculated comments to tarnish the image of Atiku Abubakar and government will sit idly on it.
“With the conclusion reached by relevant security outfits that there is no evidentiary prove to back the claim by Lai Mohammed that the opposition was planning to upstage the government, we demand that the information minister should be arrested for a breach of security and an apology rendered to Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.”