Gbemi Saraki, Bukola Saraki’s sister, mocks brother over senatorial loss in Kwara State
Prominent female Kwara born politician, Senator Gbemi Saraki, has released a video on social media mocking her elder brother, the Senate President, Olubukola Saraki.
The mockery is not unconnected to Saraki’s loss in four local government areas that make up Kwara Central Senatorial District where the Senate President emerged from.
The four local government areas include Asa, Ilorin South, Ilorin East and Ilorin West Local Government Council Areas.
According to INEC, APC had 15,932 votes while PDP had 11,252 in Asa local government
The INEC collation officer, Professor Mufutau, confirmed that in Ilorin East, PDP got 14,656 votes while APC had 30,014 votes.
The results of the two other local government areas are expected to be announced soon and there is a possibility that the two local councils may be won by the ruling party, APC.
It’s a known fact that there has been a frosty relationship between the heir to Saraki’s dynasty, Olubukola Saraki, and his sister, Gbemisola.
The discord between the two siblings began towards the end of Saraki’s second term as Kwara State Governor. He opposed Gbemi’s governorship bid and presented the current governor, Abdul Fatai Ahmed, as his successor.
Gbemi, who felt cheated by her blood brother, dumped PDP and joined ACPN to further realise her governorship ambition.
The whole struggle led to the death of their father and the family patriarch, Dr. Olusola Saraki, the late godfather of Kwara State politics.
With the death of Alhaji Saraki, Bukola took over as Kwara State power broker and pushed his sister, Gbemi, into political oblivion until she joined APC in a bid to remain relevant in the political equation of Kwara State.