By Cyril Mbah, Abuja
Mohammed said the rumour of Miss Sharibu’s death, which surfaced few days to
the presidential election, was another ploy by the political opposition to tarnish
the image of the administration and exploit primordial sentiments ahead of the
“I think its part of the opposition’s strategies to throw everything bad at the
administration and at the President. I think every day they are realizing the
hopelessness of their position.
“Every day they are amazed by the support Mr. President is receiving from every
part of the country and they have decided that they are going to spread
falsehood, inflame passion and make this election a Muslim-Christian affair or
North-South affair, but people are not listening to them,” Mohammed said.
The minister who also described Monday’s presidential campaign rally in Ilorin, as
the mother of all campaigns said the All Progressives Congress (APC) has put
everything in place to ensure that the visit of President Buhari becomes a huge
The party has been meeting in the last couple of days to ensure that the
President’s visit is successful. We have watched the rallies in many parts of the
country and we want to assure Mr. President that our rally in terms of numbers,
quality of people, entertainment and color will be the best,” the Minister said.
He said the crowd that will receive the President will be organic as the party does
not engage in renting crowds.
Mohammed appealed to security agencies to create a level playing field for
contestants in the election to allow the people to freely exercise their franchise,
saying those involved in legitimate activities have nothing to fear.
He also described the protest in some circles over the redeployment of Police
Commissioners across the country as the handiwork of the opposition, which has
been working to discredit the police and the independent national electoral