The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Yekini Nabena, has described the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed as a total failure in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Messrs Mohammed and Nabena had been at loggerheads over the minister’s call for the cancellation of the ongoing APC membership registration in Kwara State.
Mr Mohammed had called Mr Nabena an impostor for advising him to work with his Kwara State governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, and allow peace to reign in the state.
But while replying the minister in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday, Mr Nabena insisted that, “Lai Mohammed should go back to his state chapter (Kwara) if he is still relevant there and work with the governor and other stakeholders for his voice to be heard at the national level”.
According to Mr Nabena, Lai Mohammed and his gang are calling for the cancellation of the registration exercise for their selfish interest, adding that “the detail of evil plans to destroy the APC by the likes of the minister has been exposed and the party leadership is fully aware.
“At the right time, Lai Mohammed and his gang will be exposed and Nigerians will then know the real impostor, that time is sooner.”
On the allegation of imposition, Mr Nabena said Lai Mohammed does not understand that “NEC can’t commit suicide and give birth to Caretaker Committee because it is the highest body of the party.
“Even the President, the governors, Senate President and the Speaker are all members of the NEC. So, if NEC commits suicide that shows there is no more party.
“Time has left Lai Mohammed behind and he can’t catch up with time.
“Lai Mohammed and his fifth columnists are the biggest problems of this administration. As the Minister of Information and Culture that supposed to explain the policies and programmes, including the remarkable achievements of this administration to Nigerians, Lai Muhammed has failed woefully.
“Whatever he says is considered as a lie. If not, Lai should tell Nigerians what has been his contributions in the last five years,” Mr Nabena challenged the Minister.
The Bayelsa-born politician, however, said for Lai Mohammed to know the real impostor, he should ask himself and his fifth columnists gang within the APC that are bearing names that are not in the party’s constitution.”