Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has called out the Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, over the alleged revocation of land occupied by his (Saraki’s) family in Ilorin stating the governor is out for vengeance against his family.
Abdulrazaq’s Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaiye, on Friday, claimed the land was originally meant for government secretariat and parking space of a clinic.
However, Saraki issuing a signed statement insisting that the land was duly allocated and a Right of Occupancy title issued on it.
Saraki said, “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.”
According to the former Senate President, he said, “This action is clearly a manifestation of vengeance … 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. They expected the development and fulfilment of promises."
He added that the incumbent government of Kwara State had ulterior motive to wage war against him and his father.
“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," Saraki said.
Saraki who had once ruled the state said Abdulrazaq's actions cannot sway him. “Perhaps, I should let it be known that if Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq thinks he is taking all these actions to get at me, he is only deceiving himself. There is no basis for competition between us. Our paths cannot cross because the status that he is struggling to attain, Almighty Allah has given it to me many years before now," he reiterated.
Saraki emphasized that he remains unmoved despite the governor's "subterranean" and open moves against his family, person, and property.
“However, his open antagonism against my late father and his legacies is unwarranted and will not be tolerated. He has definitely gone beyond bounds as he cannot be allowed to ride roughshod on the deceased. In this war against my late father." Saraki said.