Lai Urges Kwarans To Seize Power From Current Leadership In The State
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, has stated that he has no intention to contest for any position in the 2019 general election.
The minister stated that his mission was to join hands with like minds to wrest power from the current leadership in Kwara State.
Naija News gathered the statement was made by Mohammed on Thursday during a stakeholders’ meeting in Ilorin, the state capital.
Kwarans and the electorate were urged to remain united, further stating that they have the right to seize power from the current leadership in the state.
The state Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, National Assembly members from the state and 23 of their colleagues in the state Assembly, including the Speaker, Dr Ali Ahmad, and other stakeholders in Saraki’s camp recently defected with him to the Peoples Democratic Party from the All Progressives Congress. Only one state lawmaker, Saheed Popoola, remained with the APC, Naija News recalls.
Mohammed said, “I can tell you that if we all remain united, we can’t and we won’t lose the looming battle for the survival of our dear state. All that is required is for us all to subordinate our individual ambitions to the collective efforts, work to wrest our state from the hegemony of one man and his cohorts.
“On my own part, I can say here, without equivocating, that I won’t be running for any office during the forthcoming elections. For me, it is not about any clamour for office. It is about working with all like minds for the greater benefit of our people.”