Saturday, December 4, 2010
ICHEOKU SALUTES GOVERNOR BUKOLA SARAKI FOR HIS COURAGE.
Governor Bukola Saraki displayed a great courage and high moral rectitude by standing up to his father and not joining the conspiracy of his father, the elder Olusola Saraki, to convert Kwara State into a Saraki private estate; a somewhat Saraki State or their private fiefdom.
The elder Saraki wants to have his daughter Senator Gbemisola Saraki succeed his son Bukola Saraki as governor of Kwara State, but the junior Saraki will not have any of that; he thinks such contemporaneous succession by a sister of a brother, as governor of the same state, smacks of undue abuse of power and influence.
To him, it is morally wrong for his sister to succeed him as governor since the state does not belong to the Sarakis but to whole Kwarans, whose magnanimity the family have enjoyed all these years and which should not now be abused. This disagreement have now pitched father and son in a battle because of an over-ambitious sister who wants to be governor at all and whatever cost including instigating a family feud. Icheoku agrees with the reasoning of Bukola and applauds his standing on principle despite the odds of challenging an all powerful father and power broker in Kwara State. Icheoku therefore recognizes Governor Bukola Saraki as a true conscientious democrat of and in Nigeria. Way to go Bukky!