Former Governor of Kwara state and the immediate president of the senate, Bukola Saraki has reacted to the demolition of his family property in Ilorin by Kwara State Government under the leadership of Governor AbdulRahman AdulRazaq.
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that the Kwara state government has demolished the Sarakis’ political home better known as ‘Ile Arúgbó’ in Ilorin. It was gathered that the building was demolished early Thursday morning after security operatives dispersed protesters, including aged women within the complex.
The demolition was done months after the Kwara State House of Assembly called for the revocation of the landed property shortly after the report of a committee that investigated the ownership of the property was adopted.
In a statement released on Thursday night, the former senate president thanked the people for the solidarity and assured them that justice will prevail.
“Following development this morning in Ile Arugbo, I want to commend the women, men, old and young, who displayed their affection, love and staunch support for my late father and the family”, he said.
“I appreciate the genuine support of the women and youths who stood firmly in the face of aggression and naked show of force.
“Your action throughout the night gave full expression to my belief that what Ile Arugbo represents to all of us is etched in our hearts. It goes beyond the physical structure. I am happy that you were not intimidated as you stood your ground.
“This day will go down as the day you reciprocated the love and affection my father and family have for you. You have displayed a gesture of goodwill and passionate love. We assure you that justice shall prevail in a not too distant future.”