Kwara State Elders Forum of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the suspension and removal of the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed from the party.
Newspot reports that Kwara APC has been embroiled in controversy, which has divided the party into two factions loyal to Mohammed and Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
Lai Mohammed had last Saturday made damning accusations against Governor Abdurazak while opening a factional secretariat of the party.
Addressing newsmen in Ilorin, spokesman for the forum, Sunday Fagbemi wants the minister removed for alleged anti-party activities in the state.
He said Lai Mohammed’s continuous support for factionalisation of the party was divisive and disruptive.
“We call for his removal as a minister from the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari, for he is no longer fit to represent the interest of people of Kwara state,” Fagbemi said.
”He shamelessly came in from Abuja to fan the ember of disunity within the party by unveiling an illegal factional secretariat of the party.”
Fagbemi alleged that majority of those who attended the unveiling ceremony of Lai Mohammed’s secretariat are members of his erstwhile campaign organisation, LAI MOHAMMED CAMPAIGN ORGANISATION, (LAMCO), to whom he distributed cars and motorcycles belonging to APC in the 2019 elections.”
According to him, the same set of people who claimed they had defected to Third Force and burnt brooms, (APC identity) were the same set of people who gathered at Lai Mohammed’s secretariat.
Fagbemi recalled that at the occasion of the opening of the secretariat, Lai Mohammed said Congresses will not hold in Kwara as against the well-advertised position and directives of the National Headquarters of the party which asserted that congresses will hold in the state as well as other states.