Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has hit out at Governor of Kwara state, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for accusing him of keeping funds donated by a businessman for his election in 2019.
According to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, a businessman from the Southeast decided to help his campaign by sponsoring him with a lot of funds so Lai Mohammed took over all the proceedings and gave out the account number to receive the money.
He explained that Lai took the money and failed to inform him or bring the money to him as the businessman intended to give the money to him.
In a rebuttal, Lai Mohammed has called the allegations by AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq as very desperate and extremely reckless for a politician to divulge sources of campaign funds to the public.
Lai said: “Am I a post office? The businessman that he said gave me the money, doesn’t he know him? Did the man say he gave me money to go and give him?
“As I said, it’s extremely infantile, reckless and desperate for a politician to start talking about who gave what for a political campaign.
“I mean, it’s the height of desperation. It’s the height of recklessness. It’s the height of immaturity and that’s exactly why I say this guy ought not to even be a councillor.
“I’m serious. I raised funds from friends and associates to execute the 2019 campaign in Kwara state. These funds were raised for governorship, national assembly elections and presidential election. It’s on record that I received no penny from him to execute his own election.
“If he contributed, he contributed to his own pocket, not to my pool. I’m saying it and I challenge him. Did he give any money to the party for any logistics during the election?
“I’m going to give you a copy of the press release by the party, that the only person relied on for logistics was Lai Mohammed. I challenge him.”