The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the “massive achievements” of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration have rattled the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
The minister was reacting to the statement from Atiku’s media aide, Paul Ibe, that President Muhammadu Buhari has been using state resources for electioneering campaign.
The minister, who dismissed the allegation as ‘acute paranoia’, said the action of the PDP candidate amounts to an acknowledgement of the Administration’s impressive achievements.
In a statement he issued in Ilorin on Friday, through his media aide, Segun Adeyemi, Mohammed said that it was up to those who made the accusation on the use of state resources for electioneering campaign to prove it, in line with the maxim that he who alleges must prove.
“In publicising the activities and achievements of the federal government, the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture is only carrying out its statutory role. Long before the elections, the Ministry has used various platforms, including Town Hall Meetings, to showcase the activities and achievements of the Administration.
“We understand that the PDP and the Atiku Campaign Organization have been rattled by the achievements as well as the effectiveness of the campaign to showcase them. We are sorry we can’t help them,” he said.
He however expressed surprise that the PDP that said the Buhari Administration has not achieved anything has now turned around to admit that the media is awash with video testimonies from Nigerians on the Administration’s achievements.