Ilorin Emirate backs Saraki



The Ilorin Emirate Descendant Progressive Union (IEDPU) has described the ongoing travails of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal as politically motivated.

Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Ilorin on the recent visit of the body to Senator Saraki at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, the National President of the IEDPU, Abdulhamid Adi wondered why the Code of Conduct Bureau failed to raise any issue concerning the Senate President’s asset declaration forms since 2003.

According to him, the twelve year interval to unearth the alleged issue by the Code of Conduct Bureau and the way the Code of Conduct Tribunal is handling the issue is suspicious.
“I see it more or less a political persecution. It is purely political. Maybe there are some political opponents that are trying to get at him,” he said.

Adi urged the CCB not to be used to achieve certain political gain but do its jobs without external influence.
The IEDPU president who pointed out that Senator Saraki was the first son of the Ilorin Emirate and Kwara State in general to clinch the coveted position expressed solidarity with the Turaki of Ilorin.

According to him, “ we believe he will come out of it. You are presumed innocent until proven otherwise.”
Adi added that members of the IEDPU across the country were mobilised in the solidarity visit to the Senate President to present a position paper on issues affecting the Ilorin Emirate and Kwara State at large, which need his intervention.

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  • Ahmed Ahmad

    This obviously is a despicable stand by the so called IEDPU Solidarity team because as of today Bukola Saraki is one of the most hated and despised people in Ilorin Emirate He is arrogant uncaring and carries on like bandit making governance almost impossible in Kwara state Bukola Saraki has elevated corruption to the level of state policy keeping decent persons out of party politic and ensuring that people with low self worth are appointed into poltical offices so that his misdeeds cannot be challenged

    May be an end to the journey of misdemeanor is here and i can only say God let it be so aaammmmmeeeeennnnnnn

  • Jack

    Is there a statute of limitations on the crime he us accused of? Whether it tool them 12 years or 20 years to unravel the crime and build a case against him, it’s up to Nigerians to demand speed in the machinery or governance.
    If he is accused of a crime he should build his defence and stop hiding behind socio-cultural organisations and stop pointing fingers @ fictional enemies.
    Commit the crime, do the time; Let this be a lesson that he who lives in a glass house shouldn’t throw stones…