Land revocation: Call AbdulRazaq to order, Saraki’s Kinsmen tell stakeholders


More reactions have continued to trail the revocation of landed property of the late Second Republic Senate leader,Dr Abubakar Olusola Saraki by governor AbdulRhman AbdulRasaq.

On Wednesday ,Kinsmen of the late Second Republic Senate Leader in Agbaji quarters, Ilorin, described the revocation of Saraki’s landed property by governor AbdulRazaq as vengeance and a way of settling scores with the Saraki family

They therefore called on stakeholders to wage into the lingering controversy over the revocation matter and find a lasting solution to the long time rivalry between the Saraki and AbdulRazaq families.

This, they said became necessary “in order not to disrupt the peaceful co- existence of the people of Ilorin Emirate.”

“The recent action of the government has made the Agbaji community to know the intention of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, of his vengeance and a way of settling scores with Saraki family,” they added.

Addressing a news conference at the frontage of Saraki’s Agbaji, Ilorin family residence Wednesday, the national president of Agbaji Development Association, Alh Musa Yusuf Olanrewaju, clarified that the land in question ” has been in use  by late Dr Abubakar Olusola Saraki for more than 30 years, as against the insinuation that the land was allocated to the late politician by by Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki when he was the governor.”

Explaining that the charity home (Ile Arugbo) erected on the controversial land has been a centre of relief for the needy and as a turning point for human development, Saraki’s kinsmen appealed to the state government ” to have a rethink and tour the harmonious part of this state,particularly Ilorin, being the home of peace.

” The community urges the governor to give the people of Kwara state a meaningful development as part of the reasons he was voted for, instead of taking the opportunity to vent his action against the family of the late icon of Kwara politics.

” The community however reject the claim made by one Kayode Abdullahi who she portrayed himself as a son of Agbaji through social media that the land in question was allocated to the late Saraki by his son, Senator Bukola Saraki with impunity. Such statement from this faceless person, is not only misleading but also malicious.

“Historically, this property in question has never been in contention with any government ( even during military regime), prior to the coming  of the government of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.”