Info minister Lai Mohammed has been accused of being a thief after allegedly cornering a total bunch of millions of naira donated to the governorship campaign of AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
“The Chief of Physique of workers to the Kaduna Pronounce Governor known as and mentioned Lai gave us an myth but it’s no longer going through, “can you give us one other myth so we can send you the money?” Nevertheless I used to be going to campaign so I mentioned beautiful.
“I came help two days later and remembered, and I mentioned they ought to call him and give him an myth quantity. After we known as, he mentioned Lai had sorted it out. That one and quite lots of different. Till as of late, as we dispute, he never beneficial any person that he quiet money.
“There’s a businessman from the South-east. His banker came to me and mentioned his Oga needs to dispute with me. I spoke with him and he mentioned he used to be sending money to me. I mentioned, thank you very unheard of. After the election, he known as me to congratulate me.
“When he saw I used to be fair pronouncing ‘thank you’, then he asked if Lai didn’t bring the money, I asked him what money? He mentioned N100 million,” Mr AbdulRazaq beneficial ThisDay in an interview out on Sunday.
The governor mentioned the unnamed Igbo businessman later known as to congratulate him and likewise mentioned the donation, but he used to be unable to confirm receipt. The governor mentioned Mr Mohammed has didn’t myth for a total bunch of millions donated he intercepted and pocketed all the scheme through the campaign.
Mr AbdulRazaq mentioned his emergence as governor in Kwara proper through the 2019 election used to be in spite of Mr Mohammed, although they’re each of the ruling All Progressives Congress. He complained that the high-tail in the park minister humiliated him and worked against his ardour in the bustle as a lot as the exercise.
Mr Mohammed didn’t return extra than one requests making an are attempting for declare referring to the allegations from Peoples Gazette. Nevertheless the minister has beforehand denied stealing campaign funds, pronouncing as an different that he frail his comprise money to fund Mr AbdulRazaq’s election.
Mr AbdulRazaq’s allegations confirmed the crisis in Kwara APC used to be a long way from over. The occasion has been in turmoil since its revalidation exercise wherein Mr Mohammed claimed malpractice by the governor’s camp.
The minister later issued a assertion warning of the ruling occasion’s disintegration in Kwara because Mr AbdulRazaq’s intransigence. The governor, nonetheless, mentioned the minister used to be handiest crying inappropriate, and basically has no political base in Kwara.
The now-warring factions had coalesced in 2019 to defeat Senate President Bukola Saraki and take over quite lots of the declare and federal optional positions in Kwara. The accord ended a long time of political domination by the Saraki dynasty.