The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be weary of the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
The group stated this in reaction to the minister’s comment on the outcome of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
Recall that the minister, while reacting to the tribunal’s ruling, in a statement on Thursday, said: “It is intriguing that a party that trumpets the rule of law at every turn will present, in open court, evidence it claimed to have obtained by hacking into a supposed INEC server.
“Don’t they realise this is a criminal act for which they are liable? Instead of threatening to head to the Supreme Court, driven more by ego than common sense, they should be sorry for allowing desperation to overwhelm their sense of reasoning. Enough is enough.”
However, according to the group, if President Buhari ever aspires to leave any enduring legacies of statesmanship and patriotism to Nigerians, he must get rid of the minister.
The group said: “Only a delusional politician can be heard demanding that someone like the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who chose the most civilized and constitutional route to seek legal redress over his perceived ‘short-changing’ by the Independent National Electoral Commission, to apologise for choosing to go to court.
“We urge President Buhari to steer clear of Lai Mohammed who is simply a political opportunist.
“By this outlandish outburst, has shown himself as a politician who stokes up crises for selfish aggrandisement.”