The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called on Nigerians to resist the temptation of voting for those who will bring back massive looting come 2019 elections.
Mohammed made the appeal on Tuesday in a Sallah message delivered at a media briefing at his home town, Oro, near Ilorin in Kwara.
“The year 2019 is the year of decision for Nigeria,” he said.
“It is the year that the critical decision will be made as to whether Nigeria will continue along the path of development, in all ramifications (social, economic, political, etc), that this administration has embarked upon since 2015, or the country will retrogress and backslide to the throes of massive and primitive looting and lack of development.
“Nigeria must continue on its present trajectory to sustainable growth and development. Never again must we go back to proverbial Egypt.”
Mohammed thanked Nigerians for their perseverance and support for the administration and gave an assurance that their sacrifice for the nation would not be in vain.
“As we approach this critical fork on the road, I have no iota of doubt that the good people of Nigeria will choose the path of development, having seen the commitment, sincerity and patriotism of this administration.
“It is clear, from all indications, that Nigerians are not going back to Egypt.
“Because of the support of the people, our party will win, even with a wider margin in 2019, thus sealing the fate of the naysayers.”
Mohammed noted that the fear of Buhari’s impending victory in the forthcoming elections explained why naysayers and looters had been running from pillar to post and desperate to thwart the victory of the APC.