Buhari WILL NOT congratulate Dickson- Lai


Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says President Muhammadu Buhari will not send a congratulatory message to Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, over his re-election. There have been reactions on the silence of the president on Dickson’s victory, with Ben Bruce, representative of Bayelsa east senatorial district at the national assembly, taunting Buhari over the issue. But addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday, Mohammed said Buhari would not follow the step of his predecessor who was fond of sending congratulatory messages to winners of elections irrespective of party affiliation. “This president is not in the business of interfering and intervening in elections,” he said. “What if he sent a congratulatory message and they go to court and the election is overturned, will he call back the congratulatory message? “This president believes that the presidency should be insulated from the conduct of elections and their outcomes.” More to follow…


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