- PDP has reacted to the demolition of Saraki's property in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state
- The state government had on January 1, demolished the property that belonged to Bukola Saraki's father, Olushola
- The PDP, however, described the act as a direct recipe for huge crisis in the state
Hours after the Kwara state government demolished the property belonging to Olushola, the father of ex-Senate president, Bukola Saraki, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the act as barbaric, wicked, cowardly and a direct recipe for huge crisis in the state.
Legit.ng reports that the party in statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on the evening of Thursday, January 2, accused the the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government in the state of witch-hunting the opposition.
The party said it was clear that the action of the state government was borne out of hatred and political intolerance in furtherance of the larger plot by the APC and its administration to intimidate, suppress, hound, crush and silence opposition and dissenting voices in our country, in the bid to foist a siege mentality on the citizenry.
The PDP said it dismissed the reasons being spewed by the APC administration to justify the ferocious invasion, harassment of citizens and demolition of the said property.
The statement read: "The demolition is a complete subversion of rule of law as the matter is already in court. The APC-led Kwara state government could not wait for the outcome of the court process apparently because it knows that it is pursuing an illegal agenda.
"Nigerians know how the APC and its government have been hounding, harassing and dragging senator Saraki around over trumped-up charges, for daring to be among compatriots at the forefront of the quest to rescue our nation from misrule and strangleholds of the APC and its cabal.
"The APC and Kwara state government should perish their idea of trying to use false claims and propaganda to justify their wicked act and take over the property, as such cannot hoodwink Nigerians from the truth.
The PDP urged Nigerians to note that demolition of property, genuinely belonging to opposition leaders and other Nigerians perceived to be opposed to APC's oppressive administration, has become a policy of the APC and its government in their bid to subjugate Nigerians and exclusively appropriate our common patrimomy for their selfish purposes.
The party also noted that Nigerians have not forgotten how APC leaders, including those at the presidency, applauded whenever property belonging to perceived political opponents was unjustly and viciously pulled down in APC-controlled states and even in Abuja.
The PDP, however, cautioned the APC, its administration, and in this particular case, the Kwara state government, against crossing the boundaries and stretching the forbearance of the people, which it said is already causing a tension that could trigger serious unrest in our country.
"It is also instructive to note that in the years the PDP governed Kwara state, there was no case of government demolishing the property of opposition members or supporters under any guise whatsoever.
"Our party therefore stands with senator Saraki and cautions the Kwara state government to henceforth steer clear of the property," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Kwara state government on Thursday, January 2, began demolition of late Saraki's property in Ilorin.
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