Former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has responded to the federal government’s accusation that he is a threat to democracy.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed had earlier in a statement on Wednesday, claimed that Atiku and the PDP are a threat to the nations security.
Atiku in a statement by his spokesperson, Paul Ibe, described the information minister, as a ‘liar.’
He said: “It is not surprising that such a despicable lie is emanating from Mr. Lai Mohammed,
Atiku also described Buhari as a dictator, accusing him of plotting to implicate the opposition in phantom plots.
He also wondered why the Buhari administration was to rope in the PDP and its Presidential candidate in phantom plots?
The statement reads: “My attention has been drawn to accusations by the Muhammadu Buhari led administration against the candidate of the Presidential Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 elections and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, alleging that he has made treasonable statements.
“We want to know why the desperation on the part of the Muhammadu Buhari government to rope in the Peoples Democratic Party and its Presidential candidate in phantom plots? Obviously, President Buhari wants to replay the Phantom plot saga of his now deceased mentor.