The All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders Consultative Forum in Irepodun local government area of Kwara state has told President Muhammadu Buhari to retain the Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed in his next cabinet.
Speaking to newsmen in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, spokesperson of the group Dr Hezekiah Oyedepo said Mohammed had carved a niche and justified the confidence reposed in him in various offices he had occupied.
The minister hails from Oro in Irepodun local government area of the state.
Oyedepo recalled that the minister worked in collaboration with other stakeholders to ensure the victory of the APC in Kwara State in the just concluded general elections.
He added that his credible performance as an appointee of government and at party level was sufficient to earn him reappointment in the next cabinet.
“Due to the demonstrable and inherent usefulness of our son, Lai Mohammed to his party, the Federal and State Government, the fact that God has used him to deliver Kwara State from the clutches of the wicked into the fresh air of APC, Lai Mohammed should be retained as a Minister,” Oyedepo said.
“Sound management thinking, which dictates that you do not change the Star of a winning team midway expects no less.
“We appeal to the authorities, particularly the President, Vice President, National Chairman of APC, National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and all other authorities concerned to retain our son as a member of a new cabinet to be constituted by President Muhammadu Buhari in the next cabinet.
“Alhaji Lai Mohammed is our son, an illustrious son for that matter. We cherish him in Irepodun LGA of Kwara State. We are proud of him and proudly associate with his achievements.”