Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohamed, has advised the opposition to stop endless complaints over the 2023 presidential election, in which they lost badly, saying they are well aware that they will lose because of their overconfidence and complacency. were eligible.
In a statement in Abuja yesterday, the minister argued that President Muhammadu Buhari’s analysis on the reasons for the opposition’s defeat was irrefutable.
Mohammed noted that the President deserves praise for conducting the best election in Nigeria’s history, adding that the furious but predictable reaction to the President’s comments by the opposition has shown them for what they are – “shameless sore losers”. “
He said: “President Buhari lived up to his billing by conducting free, fair and credible elections, and his legacy is assured. The President would rather lose his state and many of his party’s strongholds than tamper with the integrity of the election, and that’s why that they provided a level-playing field for all parties.
The minister observed that the opposition’s overconfidence, going into the election, stemmed from a storm of social media propaganda as well as flawed and received opinion polls, which foreign supporters and a section of the international media used to report uncritically. were created. They were cruising home to win when they were really going down the drain.
Mohamed claimed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu won the presidential election in a fair and square manner, winning the majority of votes cast and securing at least the constitutionally prescribed 25 percent of the vote in each of the two crossed the One-third of all the states in the Union and the Union Capital Territory.
According to him, “According to the results, none of the opposition parties fulfilled any of the conditions set for winning the presidential election. Despite their pre-election grandeur, they did not even come close.”
“They (opposition) depend on some international observers to justify their bogus claim of rigging the election. They conveniently forgot that Ambassador Johnny Carson, the respected US diplomat who co-led the International Election Observation Mission in Nigeria of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI), said the APC candidate undoubtedly won the election. Is.
“They also forgot that the African Union election observation mission in Nigeria said the atmosphere in 95 percent of polling units was generally calm and peaceful.”
He added: “The opposition Labor Party, in particular, will go down in the history books as the far-right third-place finisher in a presidential election anywhere that boldly claimed victory.”