Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has told the Information minister, Lai Mohammed to show evidence to back his claim that he (Atiku) and the opposition PDP were plotting to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari.
This is even as the PDP urged Lai Mohammed to face the challenge of speaking for an administration that has “failed to deliver on the promises it made to the people four years ago.”
Speaking to newsmen on Friday, the minister of information had alleged that the federal government has strong evidence linking the ex-VP and his party, with plots to destabilise the workings of government.
Reacting, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan berated Mohammed for what he called an attempt to play to the gallery.
He said, “Nigerians are tired of a man who keeps running away from the real issues at hand. If Lai has evidence to substantiate what he has been saying, he knows what to do.”
“The federal government has no answers to the numerous challenges facing the nation. Nigerians are daily dying of hardship and all their spokesman can say today is to look for people and party to scapegoat for their failure.
“The PDP is determined to retrieve its stolen mandate at the tribunal and no amount of lies can distract us from realizing this objective,” he added.
Also speaking, media adviser to the former Vice President, Paul Ibe said Nigerians must learn not to take Mohammed serious.
“The man has run out of smart arguments and what he does these days is to make allegations he cannot substantiate,” he said.
Atiku spokesperson called on Lai Mohammed to feel free to present his evidence before the relevant security agencies or keep his peace.