Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has told the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed that it does not need any tutorial from him on how to be a formidable opposition.
PDP said this in a statement issued on Thursday. The statement was a response to an assertion by Mohammed that he is willing to offer a crash course to PDP on how to be a true opposition party while criticizing the party’s reaction to the release of abducted Dapchi girls by Boko Haram.
He said, “we have advised them to take a crash course on the role of the opposition in a democracy”.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of PDP said that it was only a matter of time before Nigerians will know the truth behind the APC incompetence.
“We hope Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the APC as well as the Federal Government are following the reactions and comments of Nigerians on this latest ruse and noting how their party and government are being mocked.
“Your APC and government have become frustrated because you can no longer hoodwink Nigerians as you did in the past. The PDP will, therefore, overlook your intemperate reactions as signs of these times.
“However, Alhaji Lai Mohammed need not be in a hurry to defend his dishonest and dysfunctional government as he would soon have more than enough to chew.
“This administration will at the appropriate time provide an answer to allegations that while the nation sorrow, agents of the APC are busy in financial rackets and criminal round-tripping of ransoms, in foreign currencies, to service APC interests.
“The PDP will, as always, remain on the side of the truth as Nigerians, across the board, work together on our repositioned platform to rescue our nation from the misrule of this deceptive, dysfunctional and incompetent APC, come 2019.”