26th October, 2021
Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, said Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq formed his cabinet without consulting him and other leaders who helped him become governor.
The minister stated in a recent interview while addressing some concerns in the local politics of Kwara State, including allegations levelled against him by Gov. AbdulRazaq.
Lai Mohammed said: “This is a man who formed his cabinet, without even consulting me. Yes. I was not consulted and I’ve never complained to anybody.”
The minister said the governor of Kwara State was never part of APC.
Lai Mohammed said: “I say this with all sense of humility. I am a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He only came to join us in 2018, when Dr Bukola Saraki went back to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).”
He added that Abdulrasaq does not understand what the APC brand of politics stands for.
Lai added that the governor had no business in politics and only tricked APC to become a governor.
“You know they say oja okun kun in Yoruba, we say it’s night market kind of, and he convinced them and they sold to us and we all bought it, but as soon as he got the ticket, we realised that he had no money at all and that’s why it now dawned on me that I had to go out and raise funds.
“We started campaigning for political supremacy in Kwara long before he joined us.”
Lai Mohammed also refuted the allegation that he embezzled campaign funds.
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