“I have never told lies before”, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said while speaking with Journalists during an interactive session in Lagos.
The former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress(APC) said he was burdened by the fact that he was the face of the opposition and also, the Peoples Democratic Party had not forgiven him.
“I have two burdens. The first is that I happen to be the face of the opposition, and PDP has not forgiven me, and I do not think they will ever 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. Now becoming the face of government again, it is automatic to them that whatever comes from Lai Mohammed, we must shoot it down as fake news and a lie,” he said.
He also said it was incidental for him to have been named “Lai” making it easier for people to credit him to be a liar.
“Incidentally, my father gave me the name Lai, also. So, it makes it very easy for them to make me a liar. But what I challenge them every time is, please, give me one thing I said that is not true. I have never told lies before,” he continued.
The Minister said also stated that his statements have always been factual and cannot be faulted.
“Emotionally, you may not agree with me, but in terms of facts and figures, I have never said anything that they can dispute. You do not have to like it, but you cannot deny that they are facts.