2019: APC Has No Formidable Opposition – Lai Mohammed
The Minister made this known during his interaction with newsmen at the wedding of the son of Edo Commissioner for Budget and Economy Planning, Hajia Mariam Abubakar, which he chaired.
He added that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which would have given the APC a run for it money is grappling with discord in its ranks.
Mohammed stated that the outstanding performance of the government of the APC would give the party a leverage to claim victory during the general elections.
“I don’t see fear any opposition in the elections. The opposition is in disarray.
“We believe that the people will vote for performance and to that, we are very confident; government has not stopped working. We will continue to work for Nigerians to see.
“Basically, I don’t see any opposition from the PDP, it is a section of the media that has constituted itself to the opposition party.”
He assured that the Federal government’s war against fake news will be won.
“We have seen fake news gone under, we have been able to drag it under the table, bring it to the open.
” We must not forget however, that fake news is a global phenomenon, it is not peculiar to Nigeria. If not checked it will pitch the people against themselves.
“The Federal Government launched the campaign against fake news because it realised that some very unscrupulous elements, have been exploiting the frontline of ethnicity trying to put a wedge against the government and the people,” he stated.
NAN reports that the minister who was the Chairman of the wedding ceremony, advised the couple to imbibe the culture of tolerance.
“Imagine a society devoid of marriage; there will be no cohesion and order in such a society.
The Minister described marriage as an institution that has brought orderliness into the society.