Nigeria’s information and culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has told Yekini Nabena that the current setup of the All Progressives Congress doesn’t recognize him as the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary.
This is as the Minister went ahead to describe him as an impostor.
It will be recalled as earlier reported by Naija News that Alhaji Mohammed on Monday had faulted the ongoing All Progressive Congress (APC) party registration, and revalidation exercise in Kwara State.
The minister alleged that the registration exercise is not in order in the state and called for its cancellation.
In a quick response, Nabena told the Minister to put himself in the position of the governor and submit to his leadership of the party in Kwara.
However, Mohammed while reacting to the statement credited to Nabena on the current crisis rocking the APC in Kwara State said he (Nabena) is in no position to tell him about party affairs.
The Minister’s response was contained in a personally signed press release dated 16th February, 2021 which reads: “My attention has been drawn to the statement credited to one Yekini Nabena, who was described as the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on the ongoing APC Membership Registration in Kwara State.”
“The said Nabena must have been speaking for himself, as the APC National Caretaker Committee, as presently constituted, has no position like that of Deputy National Publicity Secretary.”
“As part of the resolutions from its last meeting in Abuja on Dec. 8th 2020, the APC NEC approved the immediate dissolution of the party organs at the polling units, wards, local government, states and zonal levels as well as the non-National Working Committee component of the NEC, and the immediate reconstitution and composition of the dissolved EXCOs to serve in their respective offices in a caretaker committee capacity, but excluding the non-NWC members of NEC.”
“As things stand, therefore, anyone claiming to be the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC is an impostor, hence I will not dignify such a pretender with a response.”
Meanwhile, former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, has reportedly dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News reports that Daniel was a former presidential campaign manager of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar during the PDP primary election in 2019.
According to Peoples Gazette, Gbenga Daniel told his friends that he will pick up the APC’s membership card on Tuesday in Sagamu.
The decision was in time for Daniel’s eligibility to pick up the party’s membership before the ongoing registration exercise expires later today.