Governor AbdulRazaq, in an exclusive interview with a national newspaper, published on Monday, alleged that the minister stole millions.
Lai and AbdulRazaq
Following allegations of stealing leveled against him by the Governor of Kwara state, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has responded.
Mohammed described the allegation as false.
Governor AbdulRazaq, in an exclusive interview with a national newspaper, published on Monday, alleged that the minister dehumanised him during the campaign and other preparations towards the 2019 Governorship and other elections in the state.
AbdulRazaq also alleged that the minister did not remit some funds raised for the campaign for the elections.
However, Lai Mohammed said he would respond to the allegations at the appropriate time.
The Minister stated this on Tuesday when he featured on a phone-in programme of TV Continental, “This Morning.’’
Lai Mohammed said: “I read the article and I also read the response of some people.
“I believe that issues of national importance I have come here to discuss are more important than the personal disagreement between me and the governor.
“At the appropriate time and forum, I will respond to the false allegations.
The minister also declined response to questions on the parallel congresses held by the APC in some states.
According to him, the party executives appointed or elected as spokespersons and other officers are in a better position to respond to such issues.
“As a Federal Minister, I am not supposed to be partisan in the discharge of my duties, whether on intra-party or inter-party matters,’’ he said.