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Socio-political group charges Dr. Bukola Saraki on pension refund

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-KMM charges Saraki to return all funds and property accrued from pension payment.

-Kwara state needs to return to the right path.

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has publicly declared he has stopped receiving pension from the Kwara State government.

However, a group of Kwarans, under the auspices of Kwara Mass Movement has called on the former governor to also make a refund of all pension fund he has received from the state government while also drawing payment as a serving senator of the federal republic of Nigeria.

National Coordinator of the socio-political group, Kwara Mass Movement (KMM), Mr. Salmon Jawondo, made this call in Ilorin on Thursday while briefing the media on “the state of the State’’.

“We watched with great consternation the twist in the pension policy for former governors in the state which had benefited Dr. Bukola Saraki in no small way.

“Saraki served as the governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011.

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“According to Saraki’s media aide, he wrote to stop his pension in August 2015 after he benefited from it for a period of four years,” he said.

Jawondo said that the moral burden on the senate president was for him to return all the benefits, including houses car and cash, to the state.

He also spoke on the driving force behind the socio-political movement, claiming that KMM was poised to return the state to the path created by those who worked for its creation.

“Definitely, there had been serious deviations from the dreams and aspirations of the founding fathers of Kwara.

“There is no time in our chequered history that we need to be united than now.

“We must work assiduously to reposition our dear state, where the founding fathers envisaged so that their labor shall not be in vain,” he added.

Jawondo said that KMM would provide a platform for all Kwara people to express their ideas in the quest to build a society that could guarantee better living for all and sundry.

“We want a Kwara that will mop up the vast majority that have been deliberately pauperized so, that they can always come back to pick crumbs that fall from the table.

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“We commend those who have raised the bar of diligence and patriotism in the face of maladministration and impunity in the corridor of power.

“The days of reckoning are closing up on adversaries every day,’’ he added.

Jawondo also challenged the people of the state to come out without fear to exercise their franchise during the Nov. 4 local government councils’ elections.

(NAN)



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