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Kwara APC Threatens Disciplina­ry Action against Informatio­n Minister

- Adedayo Akinwale in Abua

The Kwara State chapter of the All Progressiv­es Congress (APC) has stated that it may take disciplina­ry actions according to the party’s constituti­on against the Minister of Informatio­n and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

Mohammed recently claimed that he sponsored the political campaigns of the state Governor, Abdulrahma­n Abdulrasaq, in 2019, which has been denied.

The APC Caretaker Chairman in the state, Mr. Abdullahi Samari, disclosed this in an interview with journalist­s yesterday in Abuja.

Samari said: “Like I said earlier, I still see the minister as a member of our party, because he has not formally told us that he is moving out of the party, which I doubt he will do. He is a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with APC is as the ruling party.

“So I would not think he will want to move out. But from those utterances he made, the party has a structure and guidelines over issues. If we feel that what he said publicly amounts to disrespect or is causing acrimony within the party, honestly, we are going to make sure the rules of the party are applied against him and any other person alike.”

Samari explained that if sanctions would be applied, there are steps to be taken in accordance with the constituti­on of the party.

The party chairman said the step would start from the ward level to the local government and then to the state.

He said whatever decision that is taken at the ward, local government and state level would then be forwarded to the national leadership for ratificati­on.

Asked whether the minister would be suspended from the party, Samari said: “Well, there are guidelines like I told you. If the offence is commensura­te to suspending him, or any other, definitely the rule of the party would be applied because no one is above sanction. We want to have sanity in the party.”

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