Saraki’s sister begs Kwara governor-elect to immortalise father

Bukola Saraki

Younger sister of the Senate President, Oyinkansola Saraki-Smart, has appealed to Kwara State Governor-elect, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, to immortalise her late father, Olusola Saraki.

She made the appeal in a statement on Sunday.

The late Saraki was a Senator in the Second Republic and a political icon in Kwara.

Oyinkansola, however, pleaded with Abdulrazak not to allow disagreements between him and her brother, Bukola Saraki, stop him from honouring their father.

She said: “Congratulations, governor-elect, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak. I am appealing to you sir to immortalise my father, Dr Olusola Saraki, the man believed to be the strong pillar of Kwara State politics during his lifetime.

“With all due respect sir, may I remind you that my father single-handedly established political grounds in Kwara State in the Second Republic.

“It may interest you to know that most governors of the state rode on his popularity and influence to the corridors of power; they include Adamu Atta, Cornelius Adebayo, Mohammed Lawal and his son, Bukola Saraki.

“Everything Bukola is today was my father’s doing, yet he could not think of honouring his father by immortalising him.

“It just shows the kind of son he is. I acknowledge that my brother may have stepped on people’s toes but sir, my father deserves to be honoured in Kwara State.

“I believe you will serve the people of Kwara well. I know you are a man of integrity. I am appealing to you sir in the name of Allah to do this for me so that my father’s name and all he has put into the development of Kwara State will not perish.”