Lai Mohammed gets assurance of stay of proceedings on Kwara Congress.

Written by on July 4, 2021

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says he has been given an assurance that there will be no APC congress in Kwara until all members of the party are duly registered and have revalidated their membership.

The minister said the APC Caretaker Chairman and governor of Yobe, Mai-Mala Buni, gave him the assurance when he led a team of party leaders from Kwara to him.

Mohammed disclosed this on Saturday in Ilorin at the inauguration of a new state secretariat of the party.

While addressing APC members who thronged the new secretariat, the minister gave an assurance that those who were denied registration or revalidation of their membership during the last exercise would be captured before congress is held in the state.

The minister decried what he called the non-inclusive administration being run by Governor AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman, contending that it was tantamount to biting the fingers that fed him.

He said he single-handedly funded the run-off and 2019 elections in the state which the APC won landslide.

The minister also refuted the allegations that he diverted campaign funds to personal use.

He said if he had not deployed the funds he raised judiciously, the party would not have been able to record the resounding success in the elections.

Mohammed also alleged that Honourable Tunji Ajuloopin, representing Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Okeero Federal Constituency embezzled N70 million campaign fund.

He alleged that during the re-run election in the constituency, the lawmaker could only account for 30 naira million out of the 100 million naira raised.

He stressed that it was unfortunate that after he laboured with other party leaders to win Kwara for APC, the governor and his cohorts were maligning him.

Meanwhile the factional state chairman of APC in the state, Bashir Bolarinwa, has revealed that the minister truly led the campaigns that resulted in the overwhelming defeat of PDP in the last elections.

Bolarinwa however denied the allegation of diversion of party funds during the elections.

Other party leaders, who spoke at the event, were Honourable AbdulGaniyu Olododo representing Ilorin East and South in the House of Representatives, Professor Oba Abdulraheem, a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin and Iyiola Oyedepo.

Reports Say the high point of the event was the inauguration of the new secretariat by the minister.

Credit: Vanguard

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