Saraki Condemns Seizure of Family Property by Kwara State

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has vowed to contest the take over of his late father's property by the Kwara State administration. In a December 28 statement, Saraki called the action "a manifestation of vengeance" by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq. Saraki, a medical doctor and two-term governor of Kwara, where his father was a dominant political figure, lost his bid for relection to the Senate in 2019. Both as governor and Senate president, he introduced anti-corruption and transparency measures, including waiving immunity from investigation of his Kwara administration and winning passage of a series of anti-graft measures when he led the Senate. He has been repeatedly investigated and exonerated for alleged political and financial improprieties.

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Then-Kwara Governor, Dr. Bukola Saraki, in his Ilorin office in 2009.

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