Yekini Nabena, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, is trying to destroy the party.
Mohammed and Nabena have been at loggerheads after the minister called for the cancellation of the party’s membership revalidation exercise in Kwara state over alleged irregularities.
In response, Nabena had asked the minister to submit to AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman, Kwara governor, on party matters in the state.
Subsequently, the minister described Nabena as an “imposter”, saying the national executive committee (NEC) had dissolved all organs of the party in December, hence he could not be holding the position of APC deputy spokesman.
In a statement on Wednesday, Nabena said Mohammed has been left “behind in darkness and he can’t catch up with time”.
“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 national level,” he said.
“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.
“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.
“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.”