The Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress has summoned the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
It was gathered that Lai Mohammed was summoned to answer to charges of embarking on anti-party activities for unveiling a parallel party Secretariat in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
A source at the National Secretariat revealed this to The PUNCH late on Wednesday.
According to the source, “The minister left us no choice. His action was clearly a violation of our constitution.”
The APC committee asked Lai Mohammed to appear in person to explain to the party leadership why disciplinary action should not be taken against him for the infraction.
He was also instructed to close down the parallel secretariat to avoid further sanctions.
When contacted, the Secretary of the CECPC, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, did not confirm or deny the summons.
He said, “I cannot confirm or deny what you are asking me because as you know, the Honourable Minister is an elder in this party and we shall accord him the respect he deserves.
“The party will not allow anything to put him to disrepute.
“The party, on the other hand, will not allow anybody to violate the constitution of the party.“
Naija News reports that Kwara APC has been embroiled in controversy, which has divided the party into two factions.
Lai Mohammed had on Saturday made damning accusations against Governor Abdulrahman Abdurazak while opening a factional secretariat of the party.
Source: Naija News