Ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s media adviser, Justice Paul Ibe, has taken a swipe at the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who had asked Atiku and the Peoples Democratic Party to apologise to Nigerians for suing President Muhammadu Buhari over the 2019 presidential election.
Speaking from St Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday, Mohammed had asked PDP and its presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, to apologise to Nigerians for “willfully distracting the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari with a frivolous election petition.”
He said while the PDP and its candidate reserved the right to pursue their petition to the highest level, “they will be better served by dropping their toga of desperation and realising that there is a limit to tomfoolery.”
Lai Mohammed had said, ”Nigerians are tired of this orchestrated distraction, and will rather wish that the opposition, having lost at the polls and in court, will now join hands with the government to move Nigeria to the next level.
“This is more so that the judgement validating the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari was unanimous that the petition lacked merit, that the petitioners failed to prove any of the grounds upon which their case was anchored and that President Buhari is eminently qualified to contest the poll.”
In response, Ibe had tweeted:
“Lai: Atiku should apologise to Nigerians.
“Me: For real? What type of weed are you smoking? It can only be #CertifiedWeed.”