Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state issued the challenge to the minister
Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has challenged Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the minister of Information and Culture over his comments in which he alleged that “treasury looters” are the ones sponsoring the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The Ekiti governor said the time has come for Nigerians to hold the information minister “accountable for his frivolous claims”.
The governor also accused the minister of deceiving Nigerians over the time, the Sun reports. Governor Fayose made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday, September 19, by his special assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka.
Fayose described Lai Mohammed as “an embodiment of contradictions, who speaks from several sides of his mouth, turning himself to a vegetable while struggling to defend a government that has done more evil than good to Nigeria and its people.”. Going further, he challenged the minister to name treasury looters sponsoring IPOB and provide proof of the sponsorship as well as the 55 people that he said stole over N1.34. He said: “In the history of his lying career, if he (Lai Mohammed) is able to read through his past comments and juxtapose them with his present comments, he will realize the contradiction that he has become.
“On June 10, 2013, Lai Mohammed spoke against the proscription of Boko Haram, saying that it stifled the press and tampered with the fundamental human rights of Nigerians. He also spoke in support of true federalism and restructuring of Nigeria. But today, in defense of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, everything Lai Mohammed supported then, he is now against and what he was against then, he now supports.
“It is shameful that Lai Mohammed now runs speedily to defend the lion king and his autocratic government, so that he won’t be devoured and in the process of trying to avoid being sacked, he is manufacturing lies like pure water.”