Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has said that his name Lai makes him an easy target for the opposition party.
The minister explained that the Peoples Democratic Party find it very easy to claim everything he says is a lie but they have not been able to prove it because he only deals with facts and figures.
“I have two burdens. The first is that I happened to be the face of the opposition and PDP has not forgiven me and they will never forgive me. I think they look at the magnitude of what has happened to them and they hold me solely responsible; which is not fair. But, I did my bit,” he told Vanguard in an interview.
“Now, becoming the face of government again, it is automatic that whatever comes from Lai Mohammed, we must shoot it down as fake news and a lie.
“Unfortunately, my father gave me the name Lai also. So, it makes it very easy for them. But what I challenge them every time is please, give me one thing I said that is not true. Emotionally, you may not agree with me but in terms of facts and figures, I have never said anything which they can dispute. You don’t have to like it but you can’t deny that they are facts.”