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‘You Have Crossed The Line’, Saraki Sternly Warns Kwara Gov, Abdulrazaq

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Former Nigeria Senate President Bukola Saraki Saturday said Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq crossed the line of decency for taking over his family land.

Saraki in a statement accused AbdulRazaq of using his office to allegedly erase the legacies of his late father, Abubakar Olusola Saraki, who was a former governor of the state.

Kwara State Government on Friday announced that it has revoked the ownership of plots of land owned by Olusola Saraki.

The properties are located at Plots 1, 3 and 5 Ilofa Road, GRA, Ilorin popularly known as Ile Arugbo.

The governor’s spokesman Rafiu Ajakaye said the land was originally meant for Government Secretariat and parking space for the Civil Service Clinic, but was unlawfully allocated to a private firm, Asa Investments Limited, without any record of payment to the state government.

Ajakaiye said a new secretariat would be built on the land.

Saraki, however, said the government’s action was clearly a manifestation of vengeance which shows that the AbdulRazaq is not out to serve any public purpose or pursue any development agenda.

“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,” Saraki said.

Saraki disclosed that prior to the government taking over the properties, the governor had invited all the members of the State House of Assembly and directed them to commence the process of amending the law to change the name of the State University which the last administration renamed after Abubakar Olusola Saraki.

The former Senate president accused AbdulRazaq’s government of prioritising his fight against his Saraki’s legacies over governance.

“Those who voted for the party in power in Kwara State and Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq obviously did not vote for the man to enable him wage war against Dr. Olusola Saraki and his legacies. They expected development and fulfillment of promises,” Saraki said.

Saraki insisted that the property had been rightfully allocated to his late father under the name of one of his companies, Asa Investment Limited, since the 1980s with a Right of Occupancy title issued on it.

He said AbdulRazaq’s claims “holds no water since it is clear that this is the height of his vengeance against my father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki and I.”

Saraki said the governor’s decision to undermine and wage a war of attrition against his father by revoking the ownership of the land is beyond his comprehension.

He said the war against the “Sarakis will not successfully veil his unpreparedness for governance and divert people’s attention from the glaring lack of visionary, clear-cut plan to deliver on his empty promises to the people.”

“He definitely cannot get away with all the atrocities he has been committing.”

He advised Abdulrazaq to devote his time and energy to providing good governance and genuine development to residents of the state.

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  1. HARRISON TOBECHUKWU

    December 29, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Good one for taking back what belongs to the state.

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Rejects Zamfara APC’s Request For Judgment’s Review

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the application by the Abdulaziz Yari faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for a review of its May 24, 2019 judgment in the intra-party dispute in the Zamfara APC.

In a majority ruling on Friday, four members of a five-member panel, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, dismissed the application on the grounds that it was without merit.

Justice Inyang Okoro, in the lead judgment, held that the ruling was a gross abuse of the process of the court.

Justice Okoro proceeded to award cost of N2million against the applicant.

In a dissenting judgment, Justice Centus Nweze held that the court ought to have reviewed the judgment by setting aside the consequential order which made the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the ultimate beneficiary of the intra-party crisis in the Zamfara APC.

Justice Nweze noted that the Supreme Court has reviewed its decision before and should be bold enough to admit where there are errors that ought to be rectified.

He dismissed the objection raised by the respondents, upheld the application and granted the prayers sought.

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BREAKING: Bauchi Governor In Self-Isolation After Contact With Atiku’s Son

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Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed is now in self-isolation over fears of contracting coronavirus after his contact with the son of Atiku Abubakar, the state’s Chief of Staff, Ladan Salihu said.

Atiku made a public disclosure via Twitter on Sunday evening about his son testing positive to the pandemic.

Reactions, mostly sympathies, have trailed the announcement since although the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, is yet to acknowledge the development.

Through his Twitter handle this afternoon, Dr. Salihu explained that Governor Mohammed, alongside his entourage, met with the Vice President’s son while on flight from Lagos to Abuja.

He added that they all have also taken test and are expecting the result as at the time of this report.

The tweet reads:

“Our Governor Bala Mohammed in self isolation following contact with Atiku Abubakar’s Son. Yes. We were on the same flight from Lagos to Abuja. They shook hands and exchanged pleasantries. The Gov and the rest of us have taken tests. The results will be negative in sha Allah.”

So far, NCDC has confirmed 36 cases of Coronavirus from Abuja, Lagos, Ogun, Ekiti, and Oyo states and one death.

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My Achievements In One Year Will Shock Imo People — Uzodinma

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Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, says that he will shock the people of the state with breathtaking achievements in the next 12 months of his administration.

He said that his policies will change the landscape of the state and make the people rejoice over his election as the state governor.

Governor Uzodinma made this solemn promise during a church service in honour of the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Archdiocese, Most Rev. Moses Chikwe last Sunday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Uzoagba Ikeduru LGA of Imo state.

He asked that people do not judge him by the records of past leaders of the state rather with what he is able to do with his mandate as governor.

“Within the next 12 months, you will see a great difference. My government will shock you with breathtaking achievements that will change Imo State for good,” the governor boasted.

“You will be happy that you elected me your governor and you will know that my mandate is destined by God.”

However, he enjoined the people of the state to give his government all the necessary support, admitting that he cannot succeed without the support of the church and the people.

Concluding, he added that Imo people should see his mandate as one ordained by God and be rest assured that he will not fail them

Meanwhile, he has reassured the people of his government’s readiness to battle the dreaded coronavirus pandemic, asking them not to entertain fear.

The Governor attended the church program in company of his deputy, Prof. Placid Njoku and other government functionaries.

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