Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, says his political structure in his Kwara State remains intact and cannot be destroyed.
Mr Mohammed stated this on Friday during the traditional marriage ceremony of his granddaughter at his compound in Oro area of the state.
The event was attended by his political associates and supporters whom he claimed to have worked with politically in the last two decades in Kwara State.
He is at loggerheads with the state governor, AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq, a development that has factionalised the ruling All Progressive Congress in the state.
“I am glad you noticed that I have here today the same people I have been working with in the last 20 years politically in Kwara,” he said while responding to a question about the presence of his allies at the ceremony. “Though they tried to pluck me away from them, we interact regularly and we have almost become a family.
“I am not surprised even though I am delighted that they turned out in their numbers today to share with me in the joy of this occasion.
“What this means fundamentally is that there is no difference politically between me and them and they still regard me as one of their leaders and I still regard them as my associates.
“My political structure cannot be torpedoed because of disagreement.
“That is the essence of political structure: when you are strong enough to weather the storm that will necessarily come up, especially when it is time to vie for political offices.”