Federal Government To Punish Those Peddling Rumours About President Buhari’s Death
Rumors have been on the rise over the alleged death of President Buhari since he left the country for England on vacation and medical check up.
Some people have even gone to the extent of printing posters announcing the alleged death of President Buhari and onward burial arrangements.
But for those peddling the rumors of the alleged death of President Buhari, the Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has a message for you.
The Federal government has threatened to punish peddlers of the alleged death of President Buhari.
In a statement released by the Minister of Information and Culture, he stated that the federal government is already investigating the source of death rumors
The statement states “The source/sources of the fabricated messages are already being investigated and the authors should prepare to face the consequences of their actions”
The Minister of Information enjoined members of the general public to disregard the rumor that is being circulated via text messaging and the Social Media.
Lai Mohammed also insisted that the rumor is the handiwork of President Buhari’s enemies who are seriously wishing him death, stressing that the rumors being circulated have no truth in them.
He added that President Buhari is hale and hearty, admitting that opposition and criticism are all part of democracy, with exceptions to destabilization and scare-mongering as well as scare-mongering, threatening that the full wrath of the law will be brought on those who busy peddling the rumors of President Buhari.
”The emerging trend of resorting to destabilization and scare-mongering is not unexpected, considering this government’s clamp-down on the corrupt elements in the society, the plugging of all financial leaks which has derailed the gravy train of the looters of public treasury and the enthronement of probity and transparency in the polity. While we will neither stifle press freedom nor abridge the citizens’ right to express themselves freely, whether through criticism or protests, the security agencies will neither allow any resort to violence nor a willful subversion of the state for whatever reason,” he noted