Modibbo Ishaq Kawu, the director-general of National Broadcasting Commission has lambasted Senate President, Bukola Saraki for allegedly taking the people Kwara State for granted, Kawu, who also hailed from Kwara State poured vituperation on Saraki for the unfortunate killings and enslaving the people of the state
“It is not the “natural” human condition to continuously vote for a kleptocratic hegemony such as Saraki has imposed on our dear Kwara State, Bukola Saraki’s hegemony has been responsible for a systematic underdevelopment of Kwara; the entrenchment of a pattern of cult killings and blood letting that’s unique.
“And over a three year period, 2010, 2011, and 2013, tens of people were killed in stampede in front of the offices and residence of the Saraki. Even the Offa “robbery” where 33 people died was far more like their pattern of ritual killings than robbery!
“How much money do they have in Offa banks that 33 people had to be killed? These are questions people ask in Kwara. Hopefully the incredibly arrogant Bukola Saraki, whose family has no Asali whatsoever, has finally arrived at a denouement! Nothing lasts forever; not a kleptocratic hegemony; not an oppressive domination of a state by a family, which really isn’t even from our state!” Mr Kawu said in a WhatsApp group dominated by Northern Editors and intellectuals.
He also blamed Saraki’s alleged wrongdoings on his ancestry which he said was questionable.
“That’s why he doesn’t share the values of our community; looks down at our people and carries himself with so much contempt! Even his names tell anyone who knows Ilorin that this is an “alien” individual. His full names are OLUBUKOLA OLABOWALE ADEBISI These are not names an Ilorin person would normally be called. And he didn’t have a Muslim name until he wanted to run for governor in 2002-2003! They first named him Muktar after his grandfather and that was then dropped for Abubakar, the name his father was also “borrowed” in Ilorin. These are the facts!” Kawu said
All attempts to make Saraki’s spokesperson, Yusuf Olaniyonu react failed as he declined comments on Kawu’s claims, including the part about using Offa Robbery death for ritual, saying he was not appointed to comment on everything about his principal
But there are those who believe that Kawu is peeved as a result of Saraki’s defection (with some lawmakers from the ruling All Progressive Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Additional report from Premium Times