The Federal Government says the directive by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) suspending its campaign to protest the suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, is a face-saving measure “ because the party’s campaign died long ago.’’
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, faulted the party’s action in an in interview with newsmen on Saturday in Ilorin.
“Which campaign did they suspend? Is it the campaign that died a long time ago? Let me tell everybody that their campaign was long dead.
“What is happening is that they are looking for a face saving device to say that they suspended a campaign that died a long time ago.
“In any case, is the suspended CJN a member of their party?. Why is the PDP crying more than the bereaved? I don’t understand, they should give us a break,” he said.
The minister said that the party’s action was suspicious, adding that it was acting a script not known to many people.
“They are acting as if there is something between them and the suspended CJN, otherwise, we do not know why they will suspend the campaign that was long dead,” he said.