- Lai Mohammed has spoken up concerning the ongoing APC membership registration in Kwara and he seems not to be in support
- According to the minister, the officials sent to the state violated laid down procedures
- Currently, Mohammed and the state governor are not on good terms
In what will surprise many Nigerians on social media, Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, has called for the cancellation of the ongoing membership registration and validation exercise of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state.
He disclosed this at a press conference in his hometown, Oro, on Monday, February 15.
According to him, the laid down procedure in the conduct of the exercise has violated, Premium Times reports.
He claimed that the committee flouted the guidelines regarding distribution of materials for the exercise.
The minister stated:
“The guidelines are also clear on how registration materials are to be handed over and distributed. It says officials for the assignment are prohibited from handing over registration forms, other materials inclusive of registration data in a manner not prescribed by the exercise to unauthorized persons, and that the materials (forms, registers and others) are to be distributed directly to the Registration Officers, and records of the distribution are to be captured and reported accordingly.”
Legit.ng had reported how violence erupted at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Ilorin, ahead of the party’s membership registration exercise.
Kwara party members were seen throwing chairs at each other as they engaged in a free for all brawl.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that five chieftains APC who sustained serious injuries during the recent violent attack were later hospitalised.
They were reported to be receiving medical attention at undisclosed hospitals in Ilorin, the state capital.
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