Minister Tackles Saraki Over Kwara State
Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, alleged that the Kwara state’s commonwealth has been taken over by the Saraki Family in the past 40 years.
Mohammed who spoke at a ceremony held by the Kwara All Progressives Congress (APC), also alleged that the Saraki dynasty in Kwara state had limited the quality of life of the people.
He said: “The main issues here have to do with how our state has been governed in the past 50 years, 40 of which have been dominated by a single family.
“What has happened to the commonwealth, which has been cornered by a single dynasty at the expense of the people.
“Where are the roads and other infrastructure to justify the huge resources that have accrued to the state?
“If you follow a path for so long, and it leads you nowhere, won’t you try another path? These are the issues.”
Naija News recalls that Saraki in a recent statement at a political rally had also stated that the evidence that the Saraki dynasty is still strong will be revealed during the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
Mohammed also said despite the stance of Senate President Bukola Saraki, his loyalists from Kwara were still occupying executive positions even at federal levels.
He said some of Saraki’s loyalist holding federal executive positions will soon be shown the way out.
“Some of the people they nominated to the boards of government’s agencies and parastatals are still there, yet they claim that Kwara has not benefitted from this federal government,” the minister said.
“These people, some of whom are holding executive positions, will soon be shown the way out.”
Mohammed said the issues the APC is concerned with in Kwara have to do with good governance and better life for the people.