‘You caused our community retrogression’ — Patigi group tackles Saraki over bad roads


An indigenous socio-political group in Patigi, Patigi Political Front (PPF) has accused Dr Bukola Saraki, former President of the Nigerian Senate of causing their community huge retrogression with his alleged role in a road contract that has remained abandoned for years.

The Patigi group made the accusation in a statement on Saturday following a condolence visit by the former Senate President to Kwara North over the passing of the Emir of Lafiagi, Alhaji Sa’adu Kawu Haliru.

In the statement signed by Alhaji Yahaya Mohammed, president of the group, the bad road network was said to have often limited expected income from their agricultural produce such as rice, cassava and yam.

He added that their worst nightmares are always during the rainy season.

“Senator Bukola Saraki, now that you have been to Patigi and seen the state of the road which you influenced to be awarded by President Buhari at the sum of N8billion to yourself and your acolytes, we would be expecting you to direct your contractor back to site to do the work or you return your share of the looted contract sum immediately.

“Your crime is unforgivable to us in Kwara North, you did the same scam on the Kishi to Kaiama road. We are counting and would continue to voice out atrocities about how we got to this sorry situation during your reign,” the statement read.


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