Great Panic In APC, As The Fearless Bukola Saraki Begins The Biggest Political Battle

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has crossed the line of decency, with his recent efforts to erase the legacies of his (Saraki) late father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki. Saraki, in a statement which he personally signed and released in Lagos today, stated that the war of attrition waged against the legacy of his father and everything that belongs to the late Politician, simply portrayed the Governor as a man who lacks the sense of history, and set out only to fight the Saraki family, but not to serve the interest of Kwarans. “Yesterday night, the Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, finally showed his true colour, when he announced his decision to revoke the ownership of a property rightfully held by my late father, Dr. Olusola Abubakar Saraki, on Plots 1, 3, and 5, Ilofa Road, GRA, Ilorin, popularly known as Ile Arugbo, (Old People’s home), which since the Second Republic, has always been used to host the weekly gathering of a multitude of aged people in the society, who are provided food, money, and health services, as part of the social welfare programme sponsored by the late Politician. The tradition has since been maintained. “Before now, this same Governor had invited all the members of the State House of Assembly, and directed them to commence the process of amending the law to change the name of the State University, which the last administration renamed after my late father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki. He then followed up on this act of vengeance, by initiating a bill to rename the University and expunge the name of the late Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki. Now, he has decided to also revoke the titles of the landed property which belongs to the late Politician. Maybe, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq thinks his will be the last administration in Kwara State, but definitely, this is self delusion. “The property had been rightfully allocated to my late father under the name of one of his companies, Asa Investment Limited, since the 1980s, and contrary to the claim of the Governor, the land was properly allocated and a Right of Occupancy title issued on it. It should be noted that the excuse given by Abdulrazaq in his revocation order holds no water, since it is clear that this is the height of his vengeance against my father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki, and I. “Till today, many Kwarans have been wondering what problem the Governor has with the late Oloye Abubakar Olusola Saraki, or what the late Politician did to offend him. It is surprising that of all vacant plots of land in strategic places across Ilorin township, the one that Abdulrahman found useful for his vengeful plan is the one owned by late Dr. Saraki. It is beyond comprehension why a Governor would set as his main agenda, the objective of undermining and waging a war of attrition against a man who is no longer around.

 

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has crossed the line of decency, with his recent efforts to erase the legacies of his (Saraki) late father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki. Saraki, in a statement which he personally signed and released in Lagos today, stated that the war of attrition waged against the legacy of his father and everything that belongs to the late Politician, simply portrayed the Governor as a man who lacks the sense of history, and set out only to fight the Saraki family, but not to serve the interest of Kwarans. “Yesterday night, the Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, finally showed his true colour, when he announced his decision to revoke the ownership of a property rightfully held by my late father, Dr. Olusola Abubakar Saraki, on Plots 1, 3, and 5, Ilofa Road, GRA, Ilorin, popularly known as Ile Arugbo, (Old People’s home), which since the Second Republic, has always been used to host the weekly gathering of a multitude of aged people in the society, who are provided food, money, and health services, as part of the social welfare programme sponsored by the late Politician. The tradition has since been maintained. “Before now, this same Governor had invited all the members of the State House of Assembly, and directed them to commence the process of amending the law to change the name of the State University, which the last administration renamed after my late father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki. He then followed up on this act of vengeance, by initiating a bill to rename the University and expunge the name of the late Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki. Now, he has decided to also revoke the titles of the landed property which belongs to the late Politician. Maybe, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq thinks his will be the last administration in Kwara State, but definitely, this is self delusion. “The property had been rightfully allocated to my late father under the name of one of his companies, Asa Investment Limited, since the 1980s, and contrary to the claim of the Governor, the land was properly allocated and a Right of Occupancy title issued on it. It should be noted that the excuse given by Abdulrazaq in his revocation order holds no water, since it is clear that this is the height of his vengeance against my father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki, and I. “Till today, many Kwarans have been wondering what problem the Governor has with the late Oloye Abubakar Olusola Saraki, or what the late Politician did to offend him. It is surprising that of all vacant plots of land in strategic places across Ilorin township, the one that Abdulrahman found useful for his vengeful plan is the one owned by late Dr. Saraki. It is beyond comprehension why a Governor would set as his main agenda, the objective of undermining and waging a war of attrition against a man who is no longer around.

“This action is clearly a manifestation of vengeance, and it shows that this Governor is not out to serve any public purpose or pursue any development agenda. In his narrow-mindedness, he believes his victory at the polls is an empowerment, entitlement, and enablement to settle scores, provoke, and pursue inter-family rivalry. Those who voted for the party in power in Kwara State and Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, obviously did not vote for the man to enable him wage war against Dr. Olusola Saraki and his legacies. They expected development and fulfillment of promises. “If the Governor believes people are not taking stock of his misguided and deceptive actions, and that because he is in power, he could do whatever he likes, he must be a joker. Also, this war against the Sarakis will not successfully veil his unpreparedness for governance, and divert people’s attention from the glaring lack of visionary, clear-cut plan to deliver on his empty promises to the people. He definitely cannot get away with all the atrocities he has been committing. “Since the outcome of the elections in March, despite the fact that there are clear grounds to challenge the results in court, I have decided to demonstrate maturity, statemanship, and sportsmanship. I have chosen not to make comment on the policies, programmes, and actions of the administration in Kwara State, or that of its head. Also, I deliberately stayed away from the State, to avoid creating any distraction for the administration. My decision is borne out of a genuine restraint, to enable the administration settle down and fulfill its numerous promises to the people of our State. “However, seven months down the line, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has shown that its cardinal Programme is to wage war against my late father and I. He has demonstrated that his only competence and astuteness is in the area of viciously assailing the late Oloye Saraki and I. Definitely, he is a man with no sense of history. Enough is enough. Now, he has crossed the line.

 

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