Lai Mohammed
Nigeria’s Minister of Information Lai Mohammed (Image courtesy Facebook)

A vote for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, would be a return to “a sordid corruption-laden past”, according to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

The Minister stated this on Monday in Abuja when he paid an advocacy visit to the Daar Communications, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM.

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Mohammed was at the media house to drum support for the National Campaign Against Fake News launched by the Federal Government on July 11.

Fielding questions from members of the company’s board and some newsmen, the minister expressed the confidence that Nigerians would vote President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

“The stark choice for Nigerians in the 2019 election is either to go back to the past – a sordid corruption laden past – or a brighter future, which beckons as represented by President Muhammadu Buhari,” he said.

“I am, however, very confident that Nigerians will make the right choice.”

On the fake news phenomenon, the minister said it was assuming a dangerous dimension, especially as the nation approaches the 2019 elections.