Attacking Saraki is a testimony to your cluelessness, says Ali Ahmed


By Shuaib Habeebullahi

Director-General of Kwara State PDP Campaign Council, Professor Ali Ahmed, has berated Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on his attack on Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

Prof Ahmed said AbdulRazaq’s statement is a testimony to his cluelessness, stating that he should roll out his achievements rather than riding on rhetoric.

Read the statement in full:

That Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, after three years in office, would keep dragging Dr. Bukola Saraki who honourably left the seat of governor almost 12 years ago, is an eloquent testimony to his cluelessness. Mallam Abdulrazaq has spent three and a half years in office as a Governor but rather than roll out his achievements in office, he keeps waving a train that has long taken off. Isn’t this a diversionary tactic to take the minds of the electorates off his inability to commission a single project, even after three and a half years in office?

While the Governor may be pardoned for his knowledge deficiency, his handlers may not enjoy same; as they need to work on him before any outing so that he may be properly guided on what he says.

For Mr. Governor to claim that the EFCC failed to prosecute the former President of the 8th NASS, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on UBEC fund because he was Senate President shows his level of exposure.

To educate the Governor, Saraki has the unenviable record of one of the most prosecuted public officers in Nigeria. The fact that he was never found wanting testifies to his snow-white record of service, too clean for any latter-day Governor to seek to rubbish.

The statement credited to the Governor rubbishes the integrity of the EFCC as an anti-graft agency and UBEC as an intervention agency. If Dr. Saraki, who didn’t enjoy immunity as President of the Senate, could not be sued then what about now that he’s not occupying any political office? The Governor is just pained that he has failed to find inroads with the current leadership of the Commission as he did with the disgraced former EFCC boss, Magu.

Rather than the incessant reckless vituperations, the Governor should be transparent enough to tell Kwarans what he has achieved with the humongous billions of naira he has borrowed and looted. Not only that, he should equally be bold enough to tell Kwarans where the 16 LGs’ monthly allocations have been going since there are no legally elected council chairmen and counsellors at the moment.

Let the Governor be reminded that Dr. Bukola Saraki is not a candidate for any political office in the next election. The Governor should therefore be lectured that pretending to attack him will not translate into any electoral fortune.

The loss of 2019 elections didn’t symbolise the end but a rejig of the dynasty. The Governor is certainly exhibiting the traits of that Emperor whose reign is numbered by weeks and is left with no clue on how to save himself.


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