OPINION: Who is afraid of Saraki’s presence in Kwara?

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By Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir

The former President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki returned to Nigeria yesterday amidst fanfare as cheerful loyalists of the Waziri Ngeri of Ilorin Emirate took to various social media platforms to celebrate his arrival.

Contrary to the fake news peddles by a faceless person to dent the name of the former president of the 8th Senate, Saraki was never admitted in any hospital on malaria or any related COVID-19 symptoms in the Netherlands or any part of the world.

It’s sad how people have become creative with fake news to the extent of simulating a scenario in their heads with the sole aim of misleading the public. Quoting an unnamed governor already shows the intent of the fake news peddler.

What the person did is simply “libel” which could land anybody in prison if pursued legally.

The former Senate President returned  to Nigeria, hale and hearty, and was in a cheerful mood as seen in the video that has gone viral. He also complied with COVID-19 protocols at the airport.

Whoever is afraid of Saraki’s presence should calm their nerves. Saraki is not the judge of the performance of the present administration in Kwara but the people, hence there is no point in feeling threatened by his return to Nigeria.

Saraki,  as a major stakeholder in Kwara State and in Nigeria, can visit the State any time and make comments on any issue.

Saraki has, on his own volition, given Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq enough time and space to deliver on his campaign promises without having to look behind his back at all times.

Why must anybody be disturbed by the fear that Saraki’s presence in the country constitutes a threat to their ‘enjoyment’ and maladministration?

* Abdulqadir is the Press Officer (Home Matters), Abubakar Bukola Saraki Media Office.

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