We Are Behind EFCC Probe Of Saraki’S Wife – Kwara PDP

5 years ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Sunday justified the ongoing investigation of the wife of the President of the Senate, Toyin Saraki.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had invited the first lady of Kwara between 2003 and 2011, to appear to explain questionable inflow of funds into her companies.

Reacting, many loyalists of Bukola Saraki accused the APC and its national leader, Bola Tinubu of being behind the petition as her way of humiliating the former governor, who emerged as Senate President against the wishes of the party.

But in a statement Sunday, the Kwara state chapter of the PDP said it wrote the petition against Mrs. Saraki.

The party in a statement by its spokesperson, Rex Olawoye, said “It has become imperative to inform the members of the public that we have every reason to believe that a petition recently submitted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kwara state chapter is largely responsible for the invitation and eventual criminal prosecution of the former Kwara First Lady and wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Toyin Saraki.

“It will be recalled that our party had sometime early this year discreetly submitted a petition to the EFCC detailing how certain individuals in high places under the past administration of Dr. Bukola Saraki milked the state dry and left the people more impoverished than they met them.

“In the said petition, we carefully chronicled how state officials, including former First Lady, Toyin Saraki, former Special Adviser to the Governor on MDGs, Mr. Ope Saraki, Personal Assistant (PA) to ex-Governor Bukola Saraki, one Mr. Abdul Adama from Kogi State, a former Commissioner for Information, Mr. Tunji Morounfoye, all working in a ring, got enmeshed in a cesspool of corruption unprecedented in the history of Kwara state or any other state of the federal for that matter!

“Although, we believe that the arrest and prosecution of Mrs. Toyin Saraki is long overdue, we nevertheless take solace under the fact that the long arm of the law seems to have finally caught up with her and her cronies. We are particularly delighted that our painstaking efforts at chronicling the monumental heist that defined the eight years, almost uneventful rule of former Governor Bukola Saraki in Kwara, has not gone unnoticed.

“We, therefore, commend the EFCC for its resourcefulness and painstakingness. We pledge our cooperation with the EFCC and all other relevant anti-graft agencies to ensure that all those who knowingly looted our collective patrimony, but now walking the streets of Kwara free with their ill-gotten wealth, do not go unpunished.

“We urge the anti-graft agency not to buckle in to pressure or blackmail that is already being mounted by political jobbers over Mrs. Saraki’s invitation by the EFCC. Instead of sponsoring paid activist-for-hire to stampede the EFCC out of the prosecution, one would have thought that the most moral thing for Toyin Saraki and her handlers to do now is to allow the law to take its cause. Since the duo of Ope Saraki and Tunji Morounfoye are already standing trial for their crimes, one would expect Mrs. Saraki too to seize the moment and clear her name, instead of playing to the gallery.

“For the avoidance of doubt, we reiterate that the offences Mrs. Saraki is being accused of are criminal in nature and such offenses are not known to be statute-barred. Therefore, the fact that it took over five years after Mrs. Saraki left office as Kwara First Lady before she is eventually brought before the law does not matter.

“What matters is that justice is ultimately served, especially for the sake of the hard-working Kwara civil servants, poor Kwara farmers and the promising children of Kwara who were and are still being subjected to all manners of deprivations as a result of the rapaciousness of a privileged few who could not contain the temptations to stare clear the cookie jar”.

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-- beneno (m) at 26-07-2015 10:31PM
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-- civictayo4great (m) at 26-07-2015 11:10PM
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I'm not sure of this news, it may be told tomorrow that the news was fabricated
-- oloche1984 (m) at 27-07-2015 05:13AM
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and d drama continue
-- jossy4reall (m) at 27-07-2015 05:38AM
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na dem sabi

-- winace (f) at 27-07-2015 07:34AM
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Na una sabi. PDP instead of u pple to sit down and watch or strategise, una dey look for stupid. Fault. Mcthewww
-- edpete (m) at 27-07-2015 10:00AM
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Ok seen
-- dis4real (f) at 27-07-2015 10:45AM
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-- ngfineface (f) at 27-07-2015 10:57AM
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When will PDP learn to shut up and face reality? Looser!
-- echeeche (m) at 27-07-2015 06:48PM
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-- PoliticxGuru (m) at 29-07-2015 09:08PM
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-- Fashoney (m) at 21-08-2015 06:52AM
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PDP nor get work @ all