Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara South, have kicked against the nomination of Lai Mohammed as ministerial nominee from Kwara State.
At a press conference in Ajase Ipo secretariat of the Kwara South zone of the party, the APC youth forum from Kwara South, alleged that Mr Mohammed is not a card-carrying member of the party in the state and has not contributed to the growth and welfare of party members.
The youth who gathered under the Coalition Groups of APC members from Kwara South on Friday, wondered how Mr Mohammed could be chosen to represent the state when he has not contributed anything to the welfare of members.
According to the spokesman of the group, Yinka Ayeni, President Muhammadu Buhari has the right to choose anybody to work with, but he wondered how somebody who has not contributed to the growth and success of the party could be chosen above others.
Also, at the party’s secretariat in Ilorin, the group, led by another Leader, David Omokanye, alleged that Mr Mohammed belongs to Lagos State politically rather than Kwara State.
They urged the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie Oyegun, to convey their grievances to the National Assembly and ensure that Mr Mohammed is not screened, since he does not represent the majority of the people of Kwara state.
Responding while receiving the letter of protest, the State’s Chairman of the APC, Ishola Fulani, affirmed that President Buhari has the constitutional right to appoint anyone to work with, but he was silent on whether or not he would forward their protest letter to the appropriate quarters.