Lai Mohammed’s Claims About Funding Kwara Elections False, Says APC Scribe

Lai Mohammed’s Claims About Funding Kwara Elections False, Says APC Scribe

  • A respected chieftain of the APC in Kwara has berated Alhaji Lai Mohammed for his recent comments concerning the party in the state
  • Alhaji Mustapha Ishowo, secretary of the party in the north-central state, accused the minister of information of divisive tendencies
  • Ishowo also stated that claims by the minister that he funded the party's governorship campaign in 2019 are false

Illorin - Alhaji Mustapha Ishowo, secretary of the Kwara state All Progressives Congress (APC) has said claims by minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed that he funded the 2019 general elections in Kwara state are “false and self-serving.”

Ishowo berated the minister, saying the federal government's spokesman has a penchant for baseless self-promotion through outright lies.

Lai Mohammed
The APC scribe said Alhaji Mohammed's claims are false. Photo credit: Kola Sulaimon
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Addressing a news conference monitored by on Thursday, October 28 in Ilorin, the party scribe, who was also a principal officer of the party in 2019, condemned what he called the minister’s dictatorial and divisive tendencies.

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He said it was uncharitable for Alhaji Mohammed to claim to fund the election campaign of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazak.

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Ishowo described the minister as a “tyrant” who does not tolerate any opposing views.

He said the governor’s crime since the campaign period was to insist on mutual respect, equity, and transparent use of campaign funds.

 His words:

“Having read the interview of Alhaji Lai, the impression is that he has not changed one bit from his old self. Alhaji Lai Mohammed is egocentric and always economical with the truth. He is always given to self-promotion and clout chasing.”

According to the party chieftain, the claims in the interview by the minister were self-serving and not representative of the truth.

According to him, the claim on election funding is quite bogus and "typical of his lies". He also added that Mohammed was nowhere to be found during the campaign period which he boycotted.

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He also alleged that Mohammed had directed all his loyalists and hirelings to boycott the said election campaign at the time.

Minister faces disciplinary measures in Kwara APC

Recall that the Kwara state chapter of the APC had given indication that it may sanction the minister over his recent outburst against the governor.

The APC said it may apply punitive measures according to the party's constitution against the minister.

The party also confirmed that Alhaji Mohammed had earlier revalidated his membership of the party in the state, dismissing suggestions that the minister and his supporters were not carried along in the exercise.

Kwara governor says his campaign funds were stolen in 2019

Governor AbdulRazaq recently alleged that millions of naira donated to fund his campaign in the 2019 election were stolen by some party members in the state.

AbdulRazaq made the allegation at a book launch when speaking about the crisis rocking the state chapter of the APC.

The governor who was represented by his deputy, Kayode Alabi, said the money was donated by ministers, governors, and party supporters to fund his campaign.


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