Of Ambition And Destruction: Truncating The ‘Change’ We Desire


By Olusegun Ejiwunmi
Dr. Bukola Saraki is not a bastard although some people will like to call him that after his recent shenanigans in the Senate. He is the son of Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki (Turaki of Ilorin) the former strong man of Kwara State. Forget the rumours that he was born out of wedlock and was only adopted by Turaki’s wife as her own at a tender age. Forget the rumours that he broke his father’s heart by his treachery and skullduggery that accelerated Turaki’s eventual death.
Bukola has shown that he is his father’s son and is prepared to acquire and hold on to power no matter whose “ox is gored”. He and his co-travelers like Dino Melaye of the “Otuoke by Road “ fame or Abubakar Atiku the sly old ex-customs officer appear determined to truncate the change we all desire.
On 9th June 2015 Saraki and his co-travellers including his former friends in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, executed their plan to acquire the Senate presidency and the Speakership of the House of Representatives.
In an apparently well choreographed move, Bukola Saraki along with some All Progressives Congress, APC, mutineers joined the PDP senators and elected Saraki as the Senate President and Ike Ekweremadu of the PDP as Deputy Senate President. This was contrary to APC’s well-publicized preference for Ahmed Lawan and George Akume. Once the Senate coup was executed, the House of Representatives was bound to follow and it did when it elected another PDP turncoat called Yakubu Dogara as the Speaker of the House of Representatives against the Party’s preference for Femi Gbajabiamila and Tahir Monguno. Also another “Saraki-like” member called Lasun Sanusi from the State of Osun of all places “submitted” himself to be elected as deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives. Sanusi (not the principled …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper