Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has lambasted the opposition over their reaction to developments in the campaign counsel for the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The minister said that President Buhari should be commended for his decision to concentrate on his job rather than focussing on electioneering campaign.
“The President, in his wisdom, said he would not want his work to be affected by electioneering campaign, and decided to hand over the responsibility of steering the campaign to Asiwaju (Bola Tinubu).
“That is within the President’s prerogative, and a mark of the confidence he reposed in Asiwaju.
“How is this now a problem to the PDP? The President deserves accolades for putting the nation first, even with the elections approaching,’’ he said.
The minister said that the mischievous insinuation from the opposition that the President handed over the campaign to Tinubu because he could not withstand the rigours of electioneering campaign is absurd.
“The President’s punishing daily schedule over the past months is more rigorous than any electioneering campaign.
“Of course, it has never happened in the recent history of Nigeria that a President facing re-election will rather concentrate on his job rather than his campaign.
“PDP, for one, cannot fathom this because of their brand of do-or-die politics.
“Again, the President deserves commendation, not condemnation, for that decision,’’ he said.