Lauretta Onoche stated this at a meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on social media, Lauretta Onochie stated this at the second annual international conference of the Progressive Solidarity Forum (PSF) in Abuja on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
Onochie noted that these group of people who are the greatest obstacle to change.
She maintained that these defectors were a bad influence to youths in the country, who she said, had been turned into organs of transmitting hate speech and raining abusive words and insults on the policies of government to discredit its work against corruption.
“People would say, how do I cope with all the abuses, curses and excitement of the social media,” she said.
“Many of our youths do not understand what they are doing, they have never known freedom; so we raise young people who are ignorant, who are timid and afraid of challenges and when their rights are trampled on, they are afraid of challenging it.
“That brings me to those in this government who are here to serve themselves, those that Colonel Hameed Ali, the Comptroller General of Customs, called PDP. He said that there are about 50 per cent of them in this government, but I say no they are more than 50 per cent.
“They are everywhere; they are in the presidency, they are in the National Assembly, you can find them in the judiciary, they are in the law enforcement agencies, they serve their personal interests, they encourage our unsuspecting youths to be their foot soldiers on the social media to abuse and curse people while their own children are sipping tea in America, in England or elsewhere. They are a bad example to our youngsters on social media,” she added.
She also urged Nigerians to join hands with President Buhari to win the war against corruption and indiscipline.
“Corruption is everywhere, it stinks and unless we all begin to fight it and join the president to fight it, corruption will kill this nation,” she added.
Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the Nigerian elites are against the Buhari's anti-corruptionfight.