Yekini Nabena, deputy national secretary for promotion of the Congress of All Progressives (APC), says Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, is trying to destroy the party.
Mohammed and Nabena quarreled after the minister invited them cancellation of the party practicing the revalidation of membership in the state of Kwara due to alleged irregularities.
In response, Nabena asked the minister to submit to AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman, Governor of Kware, on party issues in the state.
After that, the minister described Nabena as a “cheater,” saying the National Executive Committee (NEC) dissolved all party organs in December and therefore could not hold the position of APC deputy spokesperson.
In a statement Wednesday, Nabena said Mohammed was left “in the dark and unable to catch up with the times”.
“Lai Mohammed should return to his state chapter (Kwara) if he is still relevant there and work with the governor and other stakeholders to make his voice heard at the national level,” he said.
“Details of the evil plans for the destruction of the APC by the minister have 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 cheater, that’s the time before.
“NEC cannot commit suicide and give birth to the Transitional Board, because it is the highest body of the party. Even the president, governors, president of the Senate and president are all members of the NEC. So, if NEC commits suicide, it shows that there is no more party.
“Lai Mohammed and his fifth columnists are the biggest problem of this administration.
“As the Minister of Information and Culture who should explain the policies and programs to the Nigerians, including the outstanding achievements of this administration, Lai Muhammad has failed miserably.
“Whatever he says is considered a lie. If not, Lai should tell Nigerians what his contribution has been in the last five years. “