Information and culture minister Lai Mohammed has described Yekini Nabena as an imposter.
Mohammed said Nabena’s claim as being the deputy national publicity of secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is fraudulent.
Mohammed said the party does not have a deputy spokesman because all organs of the APC were dissolved by the national executive committee (NEC) in December.
Nabena has continued to speak for the APC despite the dissolution of the party organs.
Mohammed had called for the cancellation of the APC membership registration exercise in Kwara over alleged irregularities.
The registration exercise did not meet guidelines of the APC, the minister said while addressing a press conference in Kwara on Monday.
But Nabena responded and asked him to submit to the authority of AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Kwara governor, on APC matters in the state.
The minister fired back saying he would not dignify a “pretender” with a response.
“My attention has been drawn to the statement credited to one Yekini Nabena, who was described as the deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on the ongoing APC Membership Registration in Kwara state,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.
“The said Nabena must have been speaking for himself, as the APC National Caretaker Committee, as presently constituted, has no position like that of deputy national publicity secretary.
“As part of the resolutions from its last meeting in Abuja on Dec. 8th 2020, the APC NEC approved the immediate dissolution of the party organs at the polling units, wards, local government, states and zonal levels as well as the non-national working committee component of the NEC, and the immediate reconstitution and composition of the dissolved EXCOs to serve in their respective offices in a caretaker committee capacity, but excluding the non-NWC members of NEC.
“As things stand, therefore, anyone claiming to be the deputy national publicity secretary of the APC is an impostor, hence I will not dignify such a pretender with a response.”