Elder statesman, Edwin Clark, on Monday, demanded the prosecution of the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, over his treason comment against the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Clark accused Mohammed of spreading fake news against Obi.
The elder statesman, who is also the Leader of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, said Mohammed’s recent visit to the United States where he accused Obi of treason “is an effort in futility.”
Clark in a statement titled, “Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information should be prosecuted for spreading fake news against the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi,” wondered why Mohammed “took more than usual interest in not only lying against Obi,” adding that Obi’s “rising profile” cannot be damaged by the Nigerian government.
The minister had last week accused Obi of treason, following the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s victory.
Mohammed made the claim during a media engagement in Washington DC, United States.
He alleged that Obi and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, made inciting comments following the outcome of the presidential elections.
Mohammed described the comments as treason.