Members of the APC in Kwara South, under the umbrella of APC Youth Stakeholders, have reportedly called on President Muhammadu Buhari to relieve the Minister of Information and Culture, Professor Lai Mohammed of his duties for alleged non-performance.
The Chairman of the Forum, Tiamiyu Mumini, made the request on behalf of the stakeholders at a news conference in Ilorin.
Mumini described the Minister as self-serving who “should not be allowed to continue his selfish politicking to the detriment of the state.”
He said, “This is a man who surrounds himself with aides who are non Kwarans. He stubbornly refused to pick Kwarans as aides, perhaps that is why he is far from the realities on ground.”
“We want him removed because he cannot have his son in the Lagos House of Assembly while he ventures on mortgaging the future of Kwara State youths by causing chaos in the ruling party.”
The group also voiced their displeasure over it described as the palpable discord between the Minister, and the state’s governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
In a statement, Mumini said “Instead of supporting his home state government, he is using his influence as a federal minister to scuttle well-planned projects and programmes being executed.”
The group also reacted to recent comments by the Minister criticising the ongoing APC registration in the state. “We are making moves for the suspension of Alhaji Lai Mohammed from APC for rubbishing the membership registration exercise in which more than 100,000 people have registered in each of the 193 wards in the state and if President Muhammadu Buhari refuses to remove him, we are taking steps to expel him from APC.”