The Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress has summoned the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed over the creation of another Party Secretariat in KwaraKwara, an act which is perceived as an anti-party activity.
According to a report by the Punch online, A source at the National Secretariat confirmed the development late on Wednesday.
The source who spoke in anonymity said, “The minister left us no choice. His action was clearly a violation of our constitution.”
It was gathered that the minister was asked to appear in person to explain to the party leadership why disciplinary action should not be taken against him for the infraction.
Alhaji Lai Muhammed was also instructed to close down the parallel secretariat to avoid further sanctions.
When contacted, the Secretary of the CECPC, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, did not confirm or deny the summons. He said, “I cannot confirm or deny what you are asking me because as you know, the Honourable Minister is an elder in this party and we shall accord him the respect he deserves.“The party will not allow anything to put him to disrepute.
“The party, on the other hand, will not allow anybody to violate the constitution of the party.“
On the contrary, according to the Punch online, efforts to reach the Minister were futile as he was said to be on an official assignment outside the country.261