Lai Mohammed: No one can destroy my political structure in Kwara

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Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

By Rotimi Ijikanmi

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, said his political structure in Kwara remains intact and cannot be successfully attacked and sunk.

He stated this on Friday as he marries off his granddaughter, Dr. Toyosi, in his hometown, Oro near Ilorin.

His statement is in response to a news reporter’s inquiry on the number of political allies and supporters present at the ceremony.

According to Mohammed, he had never lost touch with them.

“I am glad you noticed that I have here today the same people I have been working with within the last 20 years politically in Kwara.

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“Though they tried to pluck me away from them, we interact regularly and we have almost become a family.

“I am not surprised even though I am delighted that they turned out in their numbers today to share with me the joy of this occasion.

“What this means fundamentally is that there is no difference politically between me and them and they still regard me as one of their leaders and I still regard them as my associates,’’ he said.

The minister reaffirmed that his friends and associates were still loyal to him and that his political system was still in place, despite the conflict inside the state’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

“My political structure cannot be torpedoed because of disagreement.

“That is the essence of political structure: when you are strong enough to weather the storm that will necessarily come up, especially when it is time to vie for political offices,’’ he said.

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