The Minister of Info and Tradition, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has mentioned Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq stays the legitimate candidate of the APC in Kwara State, dismissing the hearsay that his election within the social gathering’s primaries has been quashed by a Kwara court docket.
The Minister, who’s the chief of the APC in Kwara, confirmed this to newsmen in Ilorin on Friday after assembly with the state executives of the social gathering to evaluate the extent of preparations for the 2019 elections.
He urged Kwarans to discountenance the hearsay making the rounds that the latest judgment of an Ilorin Excessive Courtroom invalidated the candidacy of Alhaji Abdulrazaq.
“I learn the court docket judgement and there may be nowhere within the judgement that spoke about our candidate not being the legitimate candidate. After all we now have already appealed the judgment for different causes however as of at the moment our candidate, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, stays the genuine candidate of the social gathering and that’s the state of affairs at the moment with INEC,” Alhaji Mohammed mentioned.
“The ‘Shaku-Shaku’ faction of the APC in Kwara State will attempt every thing and we hear they’re saying all over the place that INEC has disqualified Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq. No! It’s completely false. There is just one candidate of the APC and that candidate is Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq
He described the hearsay because the handiwork of the dissolved social gathering executives, who’re working additional time to unfold falsehood.
“The ‘Shaku-Shaku’ faction of the APC in Kwara State will attempt every thing and we hear they’re saying all over the place that INEC has disqualified Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq. No! It’s completely false. There is just one candidate of the APC and that candidate is Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, and as we communicate at the moment he’s in Uyo with Mr. President to launch the presidential marketing campaign of the social gathering,” the Minister mentioned.
He additionally dismissed the allegation that he intentionally sponsored the dwell protection of the annual assembly of the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Union on the Nigerian Tv Authority (NTA) in an effort to embarrass the Emir.
Alhaji Mohammed distanced himself from the allegation, saying he was not even conscious that the occasion would maintain.
He blamed the PDP in Kwara State for the hearsay, noting that the social gathering (PDP) had been circulating false tales about him in latest instances in an effort to pitch him towards the Ilorin Emirate.
“The PDP in Kwara State is in panic mode. They’re in whole disarray. They know they’ve misplaced this (forthcoming) election so that they have resorted to blackmail and outright lies. How might I’ve organized a dwell protection for a programme I used to be not even conscious was going down.
“It’s a lie. I used to be not conscious there was a gathering so how might I organize the (dwell) protection. I problem anyone who has any proof to come back out and say that I used to be answerable for the dwell protection,” Alhaji Mohammed mentioned.
He disclosed that already, 10 individuals have appeared in court docket in reference to the mayhem that disrupted the occasion on the Emir’s place, together with some miscreants who destroyed the billboards of the APC in Ilorin.
The Minister mentioned the individuals of Kwara are ripe, primed and prepared for change within the management of the state and that no quantity of blackmail might deter them from ousting the PDP from energy within the forthcoming elections.