The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the demolition of a property belonging to former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, by the Kwara State government.
PDP described the demolition as a dastardly act and promised to stand with Senator Saraki all the way. They also warned Kwara State government to keep off the said property as it was genuinely acquired by Saraki’s family.
PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan in the statement released said that the reasons given by the APC-led government in Kwara for the demolition are baseless, false and incongruous, as they failed to add up, to justify the ferocious invasion, harassment of citizens and demolition of the said property.”
Read the statement below:
“The demolition is a complete subversion of rule of law as the matter is already in court. The APC-led Kwara state government could not wait for the outcome of the court process apparently because it knows that it is pursuing an illegal agenda.
“Nigerians know how the APC and its government have been hounding, harassing and dragging Senator Saraki around over trumped-up charges, for daring to be among compatriots at the forefront of the quest to rescue our nation from misrule and strangleholds of the APC and its
“The APC and Kwara state government should perish their idea of trying to use false claims and propaganda to justify their wicked act and take
over the property, as such cannot hoodwink Nigerians from the truth.
“Moreover, the timing of the invasion and demolition, in the wee hours and under the cover of darkness, is a direct indication that the state government was carrying out an unwholesome and condemnable operation during which defenceless women were fired with gunshots.”
“Nigerians have not forgotten how APC leaders, including those at the Presidency, applauded whenever property belonging to perceived political opponents was unjustly and viciously pulled down in APC-controlled states and even in Abuja.
“We, however, caution the APC, its administration, and in this particular case, the Kwara state government, against crossing the boundaries and stretching the forbearance of the people, which is already causing tension that could trigger serious unrest in our country.
“It is also instructive to note that in the years the PDP governed Kwara state, there was no case of government demolishing the property of opposition members or supporters under any guise whatsoever.
“Our party, therefore, stands with Senator Saraki and cautions the Kwara state government to henceforth steer clear of the property,” the statement added