You can’t erase my father’s legacies, Bukola Saraki dares Kwara Gov

A former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has reacted angrily to the revocation by the state government of the popular Ile-Arugbo, the property used by his late father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki, for years.

Saraki said the governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq had crossed the line of decency with his recent efforts to erase the legacies of his late father.

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The governor had, on Friday, reverted the ownership of the land bordering the Civil Service Clinic in Ilorin to that of the state government, saying a new State secretariat complex will now be erected on the land.

According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, “the land was originally meant for Government Secretariat and parking space of the Civil Service Clinic but was unlawfully allocated to a private firm Asa Investments Limited without any record of payment to the state government. No certificate of occupancy was ever issued in favour of the firm.”

Governor AbdulRazaq however, signed a constitutional instrument withdrawing the allocation of plots of land 1, 3 and 5 to the firm, asserting that the said land was unlawfully appropriated contrary to the purpose for which it was meant.

But Saraki, in a statement he personally signed and issued 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.

According to Saraki, contrary to the claim by the government, the property rightfully belonged to his late father as it was allocated to one of his companies, Asa Investment Limited, since the 1980s.

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Saraki stated that seven months after assumption of office, Abdulrazaq had proved that his only “cardinal programme” was to fight his late father, saying enough is enough. Dailytrust
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