Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has raised eye-brow over what he called “several irregularities” in the All Progressives Congress (APC) membership registration and revalidation in Kwara State and called for its cancellation.
The Minister, who spoke today, February 15 in Oro, Kwara State while addressing journalists after his APC membership revalidation at Oro Ward 2 polling unit 006, Ile Onikoyi, said that the registration officials failed to consult with all stakeholders before the commencement of the membership registration.
“The guidelines are also clear on how registration materials are to be handed over and distributed. It says officials for the assignment are prohibited from handing over registration forms, other materials inclusive of registration data in a manner not prescribed by the exercise to unauthorised persons, and that the materials (forms, registers, and others) are to be distributed directly to the Registration Officers, and records of the distribution area to be captured and reported accordingly.”
Lai Mohammed called on officials to put in place a process to ensure the conduct of a credible and fair exercise that will enjoy the support and confidence of all.
He also called for the immediate disbandment of the Senator John Danboyi-led membership registration committee for Kwara State saying a vast majority of the APC stakeholders in the state have lost confidence in the committee.
That was even as the state chairman of APC, Abdullahi Samari said that the registration of the Minister showed that the exercise was peaceful and all-encompassing.