- Lai Mohammed and the governor of Kwara, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq are not on good terms over the leadership of the ruling APC in the state
- Often in the polity, they exchanged words and attack each other, this has however created a division among some members of the ruling party in Kwara state, as they pitched a tent between the leaders
- In a new development, the minister of information and culture has maintained that his political structure is standing strong and cannot be destroyed
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, said his political structure in Kwara remains intact and cannot be successfully attacked and sunk.
Nobody can dismantle my political structure in Kwara, Lai Mohammed says
His statement is in response to a news reporter’s inquiry on the number of political allies and supporters present at the ceremony.
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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.
“Though they tried to pluck me away from them, we interact regularly and we have almost become a family,’’ he said.
I have loyalists, Lai Mohammed
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 added.
Heartbreak for Lai Mohammed as his Kwara APC loyalists abandon him, join new political party
Nigeria's minister of information, culture and tourism, Lai Mohammed, is currently faced with challenges as several of his loyalists in Kwara state have dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
It was reported that Mohammed's loyalists left the party to pitch a tent with the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
A source within the party said while some of them have aligned and joined the SDP, others are still consulting the third force with a view to joining an already existing political party.
Convention: Don’t step down, Kwara APC charge Mustapha to intensify campaign
In another development, the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared their support for, Saliu Mustapha.
Delegates of the APC in Kwara made this known during a courtesy visit to Mustapha over the weekend.
The entourage led by former speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly, Hon Benjamin Yisa urged Mustapha to step up his campaign train as he is the best man for the party's apex seat.