- The leadership of the APC has berated the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed
- Mohammed had called for the cancellation of the ongoing membership registration in the state
- The minister said the committee supervising the exercise in the state should also be disbanded
The crisis rocking the Kwara state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken another twist as the party's deputy national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, berated the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, over his demand for the cancellation of the ongoing membership registration and validation exercise in the state.
Premium Times reports that Nabena advised the minister to put himself in the position of the governor and submit to his leadership of the party in Kwara.
Legit.ng gathered that Mohammed had at a press conference on Monday, February 15, in his hometown, Oro, said the committee supervising the exercise in the state should also be disbanded.
He accused the committee led by a senator, John Danboi, of condoning irregularities, saying it has taken the side of Governor AbdulRazaq in the crisis that has broken the party into four factions in the state.
The minister said the reports from the monitoring teams showed that they did not comply with the rules, adding that the registration is being carried out without a party membership register.
The minister said in Baruten local government, registration materials were handed over to the speaker of the State House of Assembly who is from there.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Lai Mohammed called for the cancellation of the ongoing membership registration and validation exercise of the ruling APC in Kwara state.
It was reported that he disclosed this at a press conference in his hometown, Oro, on Monday, February 15, adding that the laid down procedure in the conduct of the exercise has violated.
In another report, the chairman, Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Elias Mbam, said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would decide which zone would produce the 2023 presidential candidate of the party at the appropriate time.
Mbam spoke on Friday, February 12, at Mgbo-Agbaja in Nwofe community, Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi state after revalidating his membership of the party.
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