The Ministry Of Information and Culture has described as fake news a report saying Minister Lai Mohammed said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Labour Party aim to deploy propaganda in the 2023 general elections.
One Facebook user, Ibrahim D Itseyanbi, had shared a quote allegedly made by Lai Mohammed.
The quote was denied by the Ministry which said it was fake news.
The quote was titled, “PDP and Labour Party want to use propaganda to destroy Nigeria, reject them come 2023 —Lai Mohammed.”
It quoted Lai Mohammed as saying, be “With the way and manner PDP and Labour Parties are going with the use of propaganda and false information, it’s now obvious to even a layman that they are out to destroy this country we have managed to build for the past seven and half years now.
“There’s no difference between PDP and Labour Party because they are birds of the same feather whose stock in trade is propaganda and stealing of government money.
“Our Party came to rescue Nigerians and all our promises we have fulfilled in a grand style without looking back. PDP Presidential candidate Atiku is an incompetent man with series of corruption cases hanging all over his neck with proven evidence. Or is it the Labour Party candidate who has no leadership ideology nor experiences but only know how to quote false figures and manipulative words.
“Nigerians have rejected them right from 2015 and we cannot afford to go back to slavery again. PDP Sixteen years in power destroyed Nigeria completely and this new Party now called Labour Party will bury Nigeria and the good legacy of Mr President if given an atom opportunity and we don’t want that.
“Nigerians have chosen to be progressive and there’s no going back again. Nigerians are comfortable with APC because they have done noble. We stood against corruption and we fought it to the end. Our economy fully stabilized, all sectors of the economy now wears a new look, all courtesy of President Muhammadu Buhari. That is why APC has to continue even after Mr President in order to consolidate the good works of President Muhammadu Buhari.