No more ‘godfatherism’—Saraki

Tunde Akanbi, Kwara

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki addressing his constituency in Ilorin.

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has assured his supporters that the era of ‘godfatherism’ has gone in the politics of Kwara State.

He stated that only popular candidates presented by the people would receive his support.

Dr Saraki said this on Monday, while giving the account of his stewardship to the people of Kwara Central constituency in a Town meeting tagged “Saraki Speaks”, held at Nimatoni Event Centre, Ilorin, the State capital.

The Senate President declared to his supporters that he has “no anointed candidates in the forthcoming general polls”, pointing out that the people of the State would “decide who would represent and govern them based on their popularity to the people”.

Dr Saraki stressed that “the old fashion of ‘godfatherism’ has gone in the State politics” and charged other political office holders to come to the fore to address their constituencies or their people and give account of their stewardships.

Standing firm
The Senate Presiden, who is also the Waziri of Ilorin, told his supporters that “all challenges would be overcome and asked them to stand firm”.

Dr Saraki, however, said most of all the federal projects facilitated as part of his constituency projects ranging from road projects, solar street lights, federal medical centre, waterworks, boreholes, classrooms, erosion control projects, educational materials and ICT centres have been going on well.

Sammie Idika