Bukola Saraki, the former Senate President, and his sister, Gbemisola, the Minister of State for Transportation, have spoken out against the demolition of a library dedicated to their late father, Olusola Saraki, a former Senate Majority Leader and Kwara political strongman.
The siblings were perplexed as to why Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, the governor of Kwara State, continued to demolish buildings belonging to their father.
Bukola said on Facebook on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, that he doesn't understand the reason why the governor continues to demolish structures linked to his father.
Gbemisola, who is from the same political party as the governor, said on Facebook that such demolitions must cease.
Abdulrazaq ordered the demolition of "Ile Arugbo", a structure built by the late Saraki for the comfort of the elderly in Ilorin, last year.
The state government argued that the land on which the building was built belonged to a state clinic and that it was just reclaiming it.
Aside from the Saraki family, the governor is embroiled in a public feud with Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, who is also a member of the ruling APC.
In my opinion, these are two things the Saraki family should do immediately as the governor continues to demolish structures linked to their family.
1. Bukola Saraki and other members of his family should write to Governor AbdulRazaq, urging him to shun politics and resolve any issue he has with the Saraki's family amicably. The demolition of the properties is perceived to be connected to a long-age rift between Saraki and AbdulRazaq's families. The children should try to reach out to the governor for settlement.
2. The Saraki's family should report the matter to prominent religious and traditional leaders in Kwara State. Kwara is blessed with prominent Islamic scholars who can resolve the matter between the two families.
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