The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said Senate President Saraki’s days in dominating Kwara state politics are limited.
Mohammed said this while revealing the outcome of his meeting with the leadership of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State.
He claimed that all the three senatorial district chairmen of the PDP in the state gave him confidence that Saraki’s days in dominating Kwara politics are limited
He added that he has received support from the State Chairman of the PDP and party leaders in the three senatorial districts in the state.
Recently, the PDP Chairman in Kwara State, Iyiola Oyedepo and members of the party defected from the party to APC immediately Saraki and others joined them.
Mohammed said, “I think APC can only go stronger in Kwara State because what we are witnessing today is like a liberation, and from the support I have received so far, including the entire leadership of the party, led by the Chairman, Akogun Oyedepo Iyiola, who met with me and the National Chairman with 17 other leaders, including Prof. Oba Abdulraheem, Sen. S.S. Ajibola, all the three senatorial district chairmen of the PDP in the state, gives me confidence that Saraki’s days in dominating Kwara politics are limited.
“What we have today are some members of the APC decamping to the PDP.
“I say some members because many members have refused to go. But we have gained more from those who say rather than stay in the same party with Saraki, they would rather come to the APC.
“As far as the people of Kwara State are concerned, it was as if finally, the state was being liberated.
“The excitement today in Kwara State is akin to how Nigeria felt on the eve of independence.
“I have received and consulted with delegations. As a matter of fact, I am meeting on the 19th of this month if it is convenient for me with about 200 leaders of Kwara PDP, ranging from a former speaker in the Second Republic to community leaders across the state.”