Lai Mohammed Says His Appointment Was Made Possible By President 

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Yemisi Izuora 

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said his appointment was on merit and was made possible by the president.

He said the statement issued by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Director-General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Doyin Okupe, that his appointment was facilitated by Senate President Bukola Saraki was incorrect.

The entire statement by Dr. Okupe is nothing but fiction writing, for

which he deserves a hall of infamy award (in the fiction writing

segment). Not one of the claims be made in his statement is true.

For the record, Alhaji Lai Mohammed owes his appointment as Minister

of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to President Muhammadu Buhari and

no one else. It is therefore laughable that anyone will seek to take

credit for that appointment.

“We challenge Dr. Okupe, who concocted the story in question, to make

available to Nigerians any evidence he may have to support his

assertion that the President sought the permission of Dr. Saraki to

appoint Alhaji Mohammed as Minister.

We understand that Dr. Okupe’s cheap attempt at mud-throwing is

nothing but a proxy fight, rooted deeply in the politics of Kwara


We are aware that Dr. Okupe’s boss is feeling the heat emanating from

the ‘O To Ge’ (enough is enough) movement in Kwara, and that even the

strongest of men will become disoriented and disillusioned at losing

the support of a people who once venerated them to high heavens. But

that is a self-inflicted wound for which Okupe’s boss, an acclaimed

slave master, has no one but himself to blame”, he said.

 Mohammed, said he is very proud to the lead the ‘O To Ge’ movement that

is set to finally bring down the Berlin Wall of political hegemony in

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

That will also free Dr. Okupe himself from merely being his master’s voice,

so he can fully devote his time to his new-found pastime – fiction

writing, he said.

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