Posted by Olawale Ajimotokan, Abuja | 9 January 2019 | 1,541 times
The federal government has defended the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, over an audio clip shared by an opposition media stalwart, Reno Omokri, where he was purportedly heard deriding President Muhammadu Buhari as someone who neither takes advice nor reads to acquire information.
Addressing journalists in Abuja yesterday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, rubbished the leaked audio clips, saying the clips were part of the design of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led opposition to ensure that the ongoing campaign for the 2019 elections is not based on issues but on mudslinging.
He berated the PDP, saying the former ruling party was wasting time circulating an audio that is clearly designed to blackmail.
“What is the point in shopping around for audio clips or publications that are then maliciously edited out of context? Why do they think this will break our ranks in the ruling party? What advantage do they think they can get from this infantile act? Whoever wants to circulate any audio or video clip should do so in its entirety so that the people can understand the context, otherwise, let them continue wasting their time,” Mohammed explained.
•Excerpted from a THISDAY report
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