Ondo State Governor and Chairman, PDP Governors Forum, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has charged The new Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed to adapt to the ethics of of his Ministerial Portfolio.
Dr. Mimiko said this on Tuesday in Akure, the Ondo State Capital while reacting to what the Spokesman turned Minister said about Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose and the likes of others who were not on the same leaf with the President’s Treasury Single Account policy by describing it a mere fraud.
As a former Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I want to believe there is an urgent need for me to assist in reorientation and exercise of Presidential familiarization for our Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to know that he now works with the Presidency and should adapt to presidential breeze and ethics and learn how to address issues of public interest without unleashing terror and verbal war on personalities in oppositions like when he does as the Spokesperson to the All Progressive Congress, APC,”
He said: “As the Lord will have it, PDP is today the strongest opposition party in the country. We are playing the role as expected of any doggedly focused and serious opposition.
“Lai Mohammed shouldn’t be expecting praises and worship songs from us because we are not brain-washable like those who voted “paper change”, a mirage!
“Therefore, it was erroneous and insulting for the Minister of Information to be attacking our people who criticised the formulated TSA policy by the presidency. It is absolutely unacceptable by me as person and PDP as a party.
“Nigeria belongs to everybody and it does to nobody; no single person or party owns our common wealth. No one!”
Dr. Femi Mimiko further established and entrenched the fact that PDP members have the liberty to denigrate every action taken by the president, especially anyone that fails to go down well with humanity, democracy and modern democratic settings.
He advised the Minister to be more cautious, words-selective, reasonable and fact-oriented before speaking for presidency; saying, any further attack on any member of his party (PDP), will be assumed to be calculated Presidential attempt to witch-hunt and silent the opposition in the country and which PDP will not hesitate to resist.
Omolara Adegoke- Abuja
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