Lai Mohammed Warns Obi, LP To Desist From Post-Election Violence. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has cautioned Mr. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, not to incite violence over the outcome of the presidential election. Mohammed gave this warning during his official engagements with some international media organizations in Washington DC, including the Washington Post, Voice of America, Associated Press, and Foreign Policy Magazine. Mohammed criticized Obi for seeking redress in court over the election’s outcome while also inciting people to violence. The minister called it “treason” and stated that Obi’s actions were those of a desperate person who was not a true Democrat.
Furthermore, Mohammed stated that neither Obi nor Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, met the constitutional requirements to be declared as president. The constitution mandates that the candidate must have the plurality of the votes cast in an election and must also score one-quarter of votes cast in at least 25 states. Only the President-elect, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, met these criteria, having scored 8.79 million votes and having one-quarter of all the votes cast in 29 states of the federation. Atiku came second with 6.9 million votes but only made one-quarter of the votes cast in 21 states, while Obi came third with 5.8 million votes and won only one-quarter of the votes cast in 15 states. Lai Mohammed Warns Obi, LP To Desist From Post-Election Violence, keep reading.
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The Minister of Information and Culture warned against inciting violence and emphasized that the election results were credible and in line with the constitutional requirements. The government is trying hard to cover up the lapses in the recently conducted presidential elections. Currently, the case is being handled at the tribunal, afterward if not decided it would be transferred to the supreme court for the final verdict. Peter Obi, since and after the election has urged his followers to remain calm while he works with his credible lawyers to reclaim his stolen mandate.