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    Lai Mohammed vs Kwara Gov: Senators Take Side

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    Jul 7, 2021

    Nigeran Senators from Kwara State on Wednesday threw their weights behind Governor Abdurahman Abdulrazaq.

    Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, the lawmakers described the governor as the authentic leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

    The senators, Ibrahim Oloriegbe (Kwara Central), Lola Ashiru (Kwara South) and Umar Sadiq (Kwara North).

    According to the members of the upper legislative chamber, all the money realised by the APC in the state to prosecute the 2019 elections was judiciously utilised under the leadership of the governor.

    They slammed the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed for saying Kwara State, under the current administration, had “entered one-chance.”

    The lawmakers also explained that the revalidation of membership registration would soon start to enable those who had yet to register to do so before the state party’s congress.

    Naija News reports that Kwara APC has been embroiled in controversy, which has divided the party into two factions.

    Lai Mohammed had on Saturday made damning accusations against Governor Abdulrahman while opening a factional secretariat of the party.

    Meanwhile, the Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to borrow $6.1 billion from multilateral and bilateral tenders as well as the international capital market.

    The loan request which is equivalent to about N2.343 trillion was approved on Wednesday after the Senate considered the report of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts.

    It was gathered that the National Assembly already approved the borrowing of N4.6 trillion in the 2021 Appropriation Act.

    The Senate also approved the sum of N982.729 billion as the supplementary budget for the 2021 fiscal year.

    This article was originally published on Nigeria News

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