Recall that during the inauguration of a new state secretariat in Ilorin in July, the Minister said the party entered “one chance” by supporting the candidacy of Abdulrazaq.
Mohammed said he raised a major part of the funds for the 2019 elections in the state, which the APC won by a landslide.
Reacting to the minister’s comment, the Kwara governor, in an interview with THISDAY, said Mohammed did not fund his campaign and that he planned the campaign himself with donations from friends.
The Kwara governor accused the minister of “hijacking” the donations made for his campaign in 2019, adding that the minister stayed in Abuja and did not know how the election went in Kwara.
“Everything that was donated, Lai Mohammed did not declare to the party, or to me. Some were direct donations to me,” he said.
“That’s where his son is a member of the Lagos state house of assembly. That’s where his family is. He has no house here. He doesn’t come here. As our minister, he doesn’t come home. Same with Gbemi Saraki. She doesn’t come. So it’s like we don’t have a minister.
“That’s why the pressure is on the governor. In other states, you have ministers relieving that pressure. Everything coming to the state, they stay in Abuja and hijack it. They are running from one ministry to the other to try and hijack things from Abuja. In terms of resources, they just took everything.”
The governor stated that the minister is only good with making “noise” on social media, adding that he cannot win an election in his ward.