Ministerial slot: Seven APC chairmen back Lai Mohammed for re-appointment




Seven local government chairmen of All Progressives Congress(APC) that make up the South senatorial district of Kwara state have thrown their weight behind the reappointment of the minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed during the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mohammed hails from Oro in Irepodun local government council area of the state that make up the Kwara south senatorial district.

They also dissociated themselves from the statement credited to a body in the senatorial district, Kwara South Elders Forum of APC which rated the minister low in his contribution to the success of the party in the state.

These were contained in a statement issued in Ilorin Thursday signed by the affected seven APC chairmen in the Kwara South senatorial district of the state.

The APC chairmen which include, Hon mohammed Shilo Awobimpe, chairman Ifelodun LG, Hon Aransiola Oyeyemi Samson: chairman Irepodun LG, Hon Bamidele Ogunbayo:   chairman Isin LG,.Mr.  Muhideen Shittu, chairman Oke Ero LG, Hon Olawale Awelewa:  chairman Ekiti LG, Hon Taiye Olaniyi chairman Oyun LG and Hon Yusuf Abdulganiyu Kehinde, chairman Offa LG however said: “We wish to state unequivocally that Alhaji Lai Mohammed as Minister provided all the necessary apparatus required of a leader in making the APC to record a resounding victory in the last general elections.”

On the purported statement credited to Kwara South Elders Forum of APC not to reappoint Alhaji Mohammed as a minister, the chairmen said, “At the moment, the party hierarchy in the seven ocal government areas ofthe senatorial district have not constituted any elders forum or committee to speak for it.

“And as we all know, there’s legally-constituted party structure at all levels. These are the only legally-authorised body to speak on behalf of the Kwara South APC on all matters relating to the members of the party in the senatorial district.

“The illegal body, as represented by Chief J. B  Ayeni and Mr. Jide Usman, that is castigating the Hon. Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, as regards the last general elections forgot to intimate the general public with the extraordinary effort they put in to the party victory in their domain that makes them to be more important than the Honourable Minister.

“We wish to state unequivocally that Alhaji Lai Mohammed as Minister provided all the necessary apparatus required of a leader in making the APC to record a resounding victory in the last general elections.

 “We also  know the antecedent of all individuals involved in this act as this is the only way they know in getting patronage, especially during the period of appointments.”

The statement therefore said: “We the seven local Government party chairmen that constitute kwara South Senatorial District implore the general public to disregard their press statement and advise the party at the  State to take appropriate action against these men so as to serve as deterrent to others”.

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