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KWARA GOV RESTATES COMMITMENT TO PDP

By NBF News
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Kwara State Governor, Bukola Saraki, has denied insinuation in some quarters that he has decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following crisis that have rocked the party in the state. Indeed, Saraki said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mas'ud Adebimpe that he remains a member of the party in the state and would continue to work for the overall success of the party.

His explanation came in the wake of publication over apprehension in Kwara over fate of the PDP candidate in the state.

He said: 'PDP is one big family in the state which no one could disunite. Members of the party and its supporters are therefore enjoined to disregard the publication and rally support for the party in the April general elections.'

The statement also explained the problems between the governor and his father, Dr. Olusola Saraki, adding that, 'there is no iota of truth in the allegation that the relationship between the governor and his father had strained and that the governor wanted to use the tactic to curry favour from his father.'

It stated that the allegation that the governor was planning to go on a two-month vacation would invariably boost the chances of younger sister, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, at the polls is also false, pointing out that, 'all governors are constitutionally entitled to their annual leave and public holidays and so Dr. Saraki can therefore not be an exception. However, in this case Governor Saraki has not announced and he is not going on leave.'

While explaining that the governor has laboured for the party and the emergence of a gubernatorial flag bearer, the statement said the governor could not turn its back at the party at this time. Meanwhile, Governor Bukola Saraki has assented to the state Primary Health Care Development Agency Law 2010, designed to handle all primary health care related matters in the state.

The signing of the agency's law was sequel to the passage of a bill earlier sent to the State House of Assembly by the chief executive for consideration.