Buhari accountable for my appointment, not Saraki — Lai Mohammed – The Punch


Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja

The Minister of Data and Tradition, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has mentioned that President Muhammadu Buhari is accountable for his appointment as minister and nobody else.

Mohammed, who mentioned this in an announcement in Abuja on Monday, mentioned it was “laughable’’ that anybody would search to take credit score for his appointment.

He was reacting to an announcement by Dr Doyin Okupe, the Particular Adviser (Media) to the Director-Normal of the PDP Presidential Marketing campaign Council, during which he gave credit score to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki for the minister’s appointment.

Mohammed mentioned that Okupe was merely reacting to what he was not conscious, saying the previous presidential aide was merely writing fiction in his declare.

Due to the declare within the matter, Mohammed mentioned Okupe deserved an award in fiction writing.

The minister mentioned, “Your entire assertion by Dr. Okupe is nothing however fiction writing, for which he deserves a corridor of infamy award (within the fiction writing section). Not one of many claims he made in his assertion is true.

“For the report,  Lai Mohammed owes his appointment as Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to President Muhammadu Buhari and nobody else. It’s due to this fact laughable that anybody will search to take credit score for that appointment.

“We problem Dr. Okupe, who concocted the story in query, to make accessible to Nigerians any proof he could must help his assertion that the President sought the permission of Dr. Saraki to nominate Alhaji Mohammed as minister.”

The minister mentioned that Okupe was getting used as a proxy to struggle politics of Kwara State the place each Mohammed and Saraki hail from.

“We perceive that Dr. Okupe’s low-cost try at mud-throwing is nothing however a proxy struggle, rooted deeply within the politics of Kwara State.

“We’re conscious that Dr. Okupe’s boss is feeling the warmth emanating from the ‘O To Ge’ (sufficient is sufficient) motion in Kwara, and that even the strongest of males will change into disoriented and disillusioned at shedding the help of a individuals who as soon as honored them to excessive heavens.

“However that may be a self-inflicted wound for which Okupe’s boss, an acclaimed slave grasp, has nobody however himself responsible.

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“Alhaji Mohammed may be very proud to the lead the ‘O To Ge’ motion that’s set to lastly deliver down the Berlin Wall of political hegemony in

Kwara State and ship Dr. Okupe’s boss into political oblivion.

“That can even free Dr. Okupe himself from merely being his grasp’s voice, so he can totally dedicate his time to his new-found pastime – fiction writing.”

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