The Federal Government says the full wrath of the law will be brought to bear on the authors of subversive messages being circulated on the health of President Muhammadu Buhari. The government said this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
Mohammed stressed that the full wrath of the law will be brought to bear on the authors of the subversive messages being circulated on the health of President Buhari.
“The source/sources of the fabricated messages are already being investigated and the authors should be prepared to face the consequences of their actions,’’ the minister said.
Continuing, he said: “While opposition and criticism are all part of democracy, the crafting and circulation of subversive materials and scare-mongering are not.
“The emerging trend of resorting to destabilisation and scare-mongering is not unexpected, considering this government’s clamp-down on the corrupt elements in the society,” Mohammed said.
However, the minister said the government would neither stifle press freedom nor abridge the citizens’ right to express themselves freely through constructive criticism or protests.
He, however, warned that “the security agencies will neither allow any resort to violence nor a wilful subversion of the state for whatever reason’’.