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Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed has warned Northern elders forum, Ohaneze, Afenifere, PANDEF and CAN to watch their language concerning issues in the country saying President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign.

The Minister who spoke at a press briefing on Thursday said no amount of distraction and intimidation would make Buhari resign because he has the overwhelming mandate of Nigerians over the affairs of the country.

He described the calls as “wishful thinking” by those who have failed the nation.

‘To those asking Mr. President to resign, I wish to say this: Mr. President will not resign. He has the overwhelming mandate of Nigerians to preside over the affairs of the country till the expiration of his tenure in May 2023.’’

‘‘There had been some red herrings in recent times, including those calling for the resignation of Mr. President or the sack of the security chiefs. I just want to say that the government, which has provided and continues to provide the military and the security agencies with the wherewithal, believes in their ability to tackle insecurity. These challenges will be successfully tackled.

‘I will, however, advise all commentators, especially political and religious leaders, to be very careful at this time not to aggravate the situation with incendiary comments, comments that cash in on our religious, ethnic and political fault lines to further divide us. The kind of comments that have been attributed to some leaders, especially religious leaders, are incendiary and reckless. Leaders should be part of solutions to problems, rather than aggravating situations.’’



was responding to those calling on the President to resign


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