Saraki’s Aide: Cook-Olododo is an attention seeker, rabble rouser

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Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir, the media aide to former President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reacted to the recent comment by a member of the House of Representatives, representing Ilorin East/Ilorin South Federal constituency, Abdulganiyu Cook-Olododo, calling him an attention seeker and a rabble rouser.

Olododo who also served as Chief of Staff, Commissioner for Energy and Secretary to the State Government under the administration of Dr Saraki, had during a radio programme faulted the former Governor’s approaches to doing politics and governance.

But in a statement issued in Ilorin on Friday, Abdulqadir said the likes of Olododo deserve to be ignored because they bring nothing to the table and will only seek relevance by all means.

He said: “But for clarification and to set the records straight, Olododo’s comment deserves no response and we would have just ignored. What has he done to justify his election into the National Assembly? Absolutely nothing.

“It is laughable to come to terms with the fact that Olododo occupies a position previously held by Hon. Wahab Issa, Dr. Ali Ahmad, and Abubakar Amuda Kannike, whose performances in the area of legislation, oversight functions, empowerment and job creation for the teeming youths in the Constituency can never be underestimated. What has Olododo done better?

“That his ilk were in relevance then, he owes it to Abubakar Bukola Saraki under whose leadership, he was given opportunity to serve in various capacities with the right counseling. But like the saying goes, the leopard will never change his skin.

“Is it not even contradictory that he held such vital positions under Saraki and never saw anything wrong until now? That statement is an embarrassment on the sensibility of Kwarans.”

“No doubt, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki is a chip off the old block in whom the father is well pleased. He distinguished himself in the political circle, attaining the very position that the patriarch of the Saraki dynasty once aspired for. That itself is every parent’s dream and pride.

“He was not just a former Senate President, he remains one of the best to superintend at that position and is today highly sort after as a Presidential hopeful come 2023. Who knows the man (Olododo)?”

The media aide to Saraki also accused the former Commissioner of being aggrieved because he got relegated by younger and more innovative individuals who came, proved their worth and got the opportunity to serve.

According to him, Olododo was never a topic of discuss in the Saraki political circle because he is no force to reckon with again.

“He is never an item. It was the Saraki dynasty that helped him and never the other way round. Yet, he displayed the highest level of disloyalty to the structure that gave him everything. So it is not surprising his roles in the present assemblage of the disgruntled elements and their association formed to gain power in 2019 amounts to nothing.

“What’s happening today in Kwara APC and to the Otoge movement has further proven the kind of persons each and every player is. It is also a testimony to the fact that Saraki is never the problem in Kwara but will always be a nightmare to a group of aggrieved and deceitful ignoramus who are hungry for power.”

Abdulqadir advised the lawmaker to seek relevance elsewhere rather than try to hide his underperformance with unrealistic propaganda. He reminded Cook-Olododo that 2023 is around the corner when he will be asked to give account of his stewardship.

Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir is the Press Officer on Local Matters at the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Media Office

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