The deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has criticized the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, over his lamentations demand for the cancellation of the ongoing membership registration and validation exercise in Kwara State.
Mr Nabena advised the minister to put himself in the position of the governor and submit to his leadership of the party in Kwara.
Mr Mohammed had at a press conference on Monday in his hometown, Oro, said the committee supervising the exercise in the state should also be disbanded.
Reacting to the Minister’s outburst, Mr Nabena said Mr Mohammed should submit to the leadership of the governor in the state instead of condemning the registration exercise.
“It is not business as usual. Nobody can monopolise the system. The Minister should submit to the Governor. He should put himself in the position of the Governor too,”
On discrimination in distribution of materials, the party spokesperson said there was nothing of such.
“No one is using notebooks. There is a party register in every unit across the country,” he said despite multiple pictures proving him wrong.
Also, the spokesperson of the party in Kwara, Tajudeen Aro, said the minister had been fed with lies.
“The minister is not (resident) in Kwara State. He is only being fed with lies. There is no one hoarding registration materials. That was how he was able to get his registration done. I don’t know what informed his suggestion to cancel the registration.
“The registration is going on well and cancelling it is not possible,” Mr Aro said.