Kinsmen of the All
Progressives Congress,
APC, spokesman, Alhaji Lai
Mohammed, who identified
themselves as community
leaders and elders of thought in
Oro Kingdom, have cautioned
the National Publicity Secretary
over his continued opposition
to the election of Senator Bukola
Saraki as the President of the 8th
Senate of the National Assembly.
In a statement signed by the
Asiwaju of Oro land, Isiak Bada
and three others, the elders
of thought noted that their
warning was informed by the
“unjustifiable belligerence and
disgraceful utterances of Alhaji
Lai Mohammed in reaction
to Senator Saraki’s election
even when the President of
the nation, Muhammadu
Buhari has acknowledged the
constitutionality of the process.”
They further expressed
intense surprise that, “Alhaji
Lai Mohammed would so
flagrantly throw decorum to
the winds in his reactions to
the credible and democratic
process that saw the emergence
of Senator Saraki, who
incidentally was responsible for
Mohammad’s selection as the
sole candidate of Kwara State
into the APC National Executive
Council, NEC. It is therefore
unconscionable for such a man
to turn around to ridicule his
benefactor all in a bid to satisfy
some power mongers in Lagos
and Abuja”.
The statement reads further,
“May we remind Alhaji Lai
Mohammed that the same Sen.
Saraki who he loves to hate has
contributed more, both in his
private and public capacities
to the human and capital
development of Oro land than he
(Mohammad) has, since he rose
to prominence? We therefore
cannot afford to fold our arms
while a son of this community,
who hardly bothers about the
welfare of his birthplace, runs
his mouth to disparage a leader
who has done so much for Oro
land as a Governor, as a Senator
and even as a private citizen,
with no strings attached.
“Our advice to Alhaji Lai
Mohammad is that he should
remember that at the end of
his escapade in Lagos, there is
always a home to return to. We
advise him to thread softly and
allow his conscience and not the
dictate of a godfather to be his
“As a community, we are
satisfied with the process that
led to Senator Saraki’s election.
We reiterate our earlier position
that the elevation of Sen. Saraki
is a divine compensation for
his many years of service to
the nation and his sacrifice for
the growth and sustenance of
democracy in the country over
the years”.
The community leaders
ended the statement by
congratulating members of
the 8th Senate for the maturity
they displayed in Tuesday’s
election of its leadership. They
equally commended President
Muhammadu Buhari for
the leadership shown in his
resolve to enthrone legislative
independence in the country

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