Lai Mohammed, has warned Peter Obi, to desist from making inciting statements that would trigger violence against the federal government.
The Minister of Information, Art and Culture made the statement during an interactive session with international media in Washington DC, United States.
In his words: “Obi and his Vice, Datti Ahmed cannot be threatening Nigerians that if the President-elect, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is sworn-in on May 29, it will be the end of democracy in Nigeria.
“This is treason. You cannot be inviting insurrection, and this is what they are doing.”
The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate has condemned the minister’s claims over the alleged incitement of Nigeria’s democratic institutions.
Obi took to his Twitter page and described Mohammed’s comments on his personality as a calumny campaign.
The statement reads in part: “I have never discussed or encouraged anyone to undermine the Nigerian state; I have never sponsored or preached any action against the Nigerian state. Those initiating these actions have increasingly used their official positions and agents to make false allegations against me.”