2019: I have no intention of contesting – Lai Mohammed
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has stated that he has no intention of contesting for any elective office in the 2019 general elections, adding that rather than seek any office, he would work with others to protect the interest of Kwara state.
Mohammed stated this while meeting with stakeholders in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
According to Mohammed, sacrifice of his personal interest will be of greater interest to the state and the people even as he charged stakeholders to put the collective interest of the state first.
“We cannot and would not lose the looming battle for survival of our dear state and people. All that is required is for all of us to subordinate our individual ambitions to the collective efforts, work to wrest our state from the hegemony of one man.
“On my part, I can say here without equivocation that I won’t be running for any office during the forthcoming elections. For me it is not about my clamor for office, it is about working with all like minds for the greater benefits of our people,” he said
The minister used the event to flag-off the rehabilitation of township roads in his hometown of Oro.
He said the project is a dividend of democracy to the people of Oro and an attestation to President Muhammadu Buhari's commitment to infrastructural development and better life for Nigerians.
He appealed to the people of the community, particularly the youth, to give the contractor the chance to deliver the project on time.