- The APC in Kwara said former Senate President Bukola Saraki is no longer a worthy political threat in the state
- This was stated by the ruling party's chairman, Bashir Bolarinwa, amid Saraki's recent visit to the state
- Bolarinwa reiterated that Saraki can no longer dominate Kwara state's political space
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state has boasted that it is very solid in the north-central state.
The state chairman of the party, Bashir Bolarinwa, said this in Ilorin at a prayer organised in honour of the late former governor of the state, Mohammed Lawal.
The Nation reported that Bolarinwa was making reference to the return of former Senate president Bukola Saraki to the state on Saturday, November 14.
Saraki's visit was his first since his defeat at the polls in the 2019 general election.
Saraki who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party lost to APC's Ibrahim Oloriegbe in the Senate election on February 23, 2019, and relinquished his seat as leader of the upper chamber of the legislature.
Legit.ng gathers that he was in the state to attend the 8th remembrance anniversary prayers for his late father, Olusola Saraki.
Saraki had posted on Twitter:
"I thank everyone that came out to support our family today as we held the 8th anniversary prayers for our late father, Oloye, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki."
Though he was well received by hundreds of cheering supporters and loyalists, the APC chairman said Saraki does not pose any threat to his party.
“Let me say this for all to hear. We are not disallowing anybody from entering the state. We know that Saraki can no longer pose any threat to APC in Kwara state.
“God that was with us yesterday is forever with us. Our members have no reason to entertain any fear. Saraki’s domination of Kwara political landscape is gone for good.”
The governor of the state, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, said in a thread of tweets on Friday, November 13, that he would send a bill to the House of Assembly to abolish the law awarding pension packages to former governors and former deputy governors in the state.
Saraki is one of the former governors that will be affected.
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