The minister for information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would win the 2019 general elections because there is no viable opposition to the party.
The minister said this while he was fielding questions from newsmen in Benin on Saturday, September 8, where he chaired the wedding of the son of Edo commissioner for budget and economy planning, Hajia Mariam Abubakar.
Laid Muhammad said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that would have provided a “kind of opposition” is in disarray.
The minister said the reason the APC would win the elections is due to its performance in the last three years. He also went ahead to say that the ruling party is not in the least threatened by the noise of the PDP. “I don’t see fear any opposition in the elections. The opposition is in disarray.
“We believe that the people will vote for performance and to that, we are very confident; the government has not stopped working. We will continue to work for Nigerians to see.
“Basically, I don’t see any opposition from the PDP, it is a section of the media that has constituted itself to the opposition party.” The minister said the war against fake news menace must be won.
“We have seen fake news gone under, we have been able to drag it under the table, bring it to the open.
”We must not forget, however, that fake news is a global phenomenon, it is not peculiar to Nigeria. If not checked it will pitch the people against themselves.
“The federal government launched the campaign against fake news because it realised that some very unscrupulous elements have been exploiting the frontline of ethnicity trying to put a wedge against the government and the people,” he stated.
According to NAN, the minister who was the Chairman of the wedding ceremony advised the couple to adopt the culture of tolerance. He described marriage as an institution that has brought orderliness into the society.
“Imagine a society devoid of marriage; there will be no cohesion and order in such a society.
NAN reports that the wedding ceremony was attended by businessmen, politicians, traditional rulers, among others.