According to the governor, the minister is only skilled at making noise on social media and cannot win an election in his local government.
In recent months, the minister and the governor have been at odds, causing a split in the Kwara APC.
During the inauguration of a new state secretariat in Ilorin in July, 2021, the information minister said the party had chosen "one chance" by supporting Abdulrazaq's candidacy in 2019.
Mohammed claimed to have raised a significant portion of the finances for the state's 2019 elections, which the APC won by a landslide.
In response to the minister's remark, the Kwara governor stated Mohammed did not fund his campaign and that he planned it himself with donations from friends in an interview with THISDAY.
The governor of Kwara accused the minister of hijacking donations intended for his 2019 campaign, claiming that the minister stayed in Abuja and was unaware of the results in Kwara.
"Lai Mohammed did not reveal all that was donated to the party or to me. Some of the donations were made directly to me," he explained.
Abdulrazaq stated that his faction controls all members of the state legislators, with the exception of one who is a part of the minister's camp.
However, there are two things that might happen in the All Progressives Congress in Kwara if the rancour between the governor and the minister continues till 2023.
1. The division in the All Progressive Congress might lead to the defection of prominent members of the party to the Peoples Democratic Party. Both factions must resolve their differences before the 2023 general election.
2. The APC might lose the state governorship election to the PDP in 2023 if the crisis is not resolved as soon as possible.
The Kwara PDP under the leadership of Bukola Saraki is currently planning on how to regain power from the APC in 2023.
Recall that the APC ousted the PDP from power in 2019, effectively ending the Saraki dynasty in the state.
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