There is been so many complaints by Nigerians and even some major politicians mostly those from opposition parties about certain policies of the president Buhari led administration. Some persons think one of the greatest problems of the presently facing the present administration is the fact that minority of the political appointees are either too corrupt or incompetent.
Many has clamoured that the president is failing in certain areas of his governance because he had surrounded himself with ministers or personalities who are neither interested in carrying out the responsibilities entrusted to them or rather have no clue on how to go about the national assignment given to them by the president.
In view with the above line of thought 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.
Nabena who was so disappointed at the way major events had be handled lately within the country and especially of the recent misunderstanding within the All Progressive Congress also disclosed that time has left the Minister behind in the scheme of things in APC, adding that he (Mohammed) can no longer catch up with time unless he works with his governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State.
Meanwhile, Lai Mohammed had called Yekini Nabena an impostor for advising him to work with his Kwara State Governor and allow peace to reign in the ongoing nationwide membership registration and revalidation exercise of the party.
Reacting to the Minister in a statement released to reporters on Wednesday,17 February 2021, 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 Nabena, Lai Mohammed and his ‘gang’ are calling for the cancellation of the registration exercise for their selfish interest, adding that, “the details of evil plans to destroy the APC by the likes of 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 impostor that time is sooner.”
Furthermore, addressing the allegation of imposition, Nabena revealed that 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 is supposed to explain the policies and programmes, including 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,” Nabena challenged the Minister.
Speaking further, the Bayelsa born politician, 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.”
Mohammed had earlier called for the cancellation of APC revalidation in Kwara State over alleged irregularities and this was what led to the confrontations and controversies that is presently bedevilling the All Progressive Congress.
Gift Joseph Okpakorese