A serving minister of Information and Culture in the cabinet of president Mohammadu Buhari, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has called for the cancellation of the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC) membership registration and revalidation exercise said “the exercise is marred with many irregularities”
The minister made the call at his ancestral hometown, Oro, Irepodun local government, while addressing journalists after his APC membership revalidation at Oro Ward 2 polling unit 006, Ile onikoyi on Monday.
Said “the Registration Officials failed to consult with all stakeholders before the commencement of the membership registration exercise, opting instead to work with only one of the four tendencies here in Kwara, the Fagbemi Group to which the Governor belongs, thus excluding the three other tendencies, The Akogun Group, the Gbemi Saraki Group and the Lai Mohammed Group, without which the ‘O To Ge’ Movement would not have succeeded”
The minister, however made the following demands “Immediate cancellation of the APC Membership Registration Exercise in Kwara State and the putting in place of a process to ensure the conduct of a credible and fair exercise that will enjoy the support and confidence of all”
“The Immediate disbandment of the Senator John Danboyi-led Membership Registration Committee for Kwara State. A vast majority of the APC stakeholders in the state have lost confidence in the committee”
“The constitution of a fresh Membership Registration Committee that is truly independent, non-compromised and sensitive to the delicate diverse interests in the party”
“A thorough investigation into the botched membership registration exercise by the Senator John Danboyi-led committee”
He, however, made it known that “these demands are the irreducible minimum requirements for peace and progress in the Kwara APC”