Yoruba Group berates Gov. Saraki over attack on father
A pan Yoruba group Egbe Omoluabi, has called on the outgoing governor of Kwara state, Bukola Saraki to desist from further public confrontation and humiliation of his fathe n his quest for political relevance because the attitude is alien to the Yoruba culture which the governor is expected to showcase being a bonafide son of the extraction.
Governor Bukola Saraki has for sometime engaged his father, Dr. Olusola Saraki in a battle of wits over the control of the political structure of Kwara state and his opposition to the choice of the father for the governorship of the state in his sister, Senator Gbemi Saraki.
Condemning the action of the outgoing governor, the Pan Yoruba group , in a statement issued in Ibadan, Oyo State, said the attitude of the governor towards his father is contrary to the Yoruba tradition as well as the tenets of both the Christian and the Muslim faith.
According to the statement signed by the leader of the group, Alhaji Kola Ademuminiyi, the action of the governor is condemnable especially since the fortune and the making of the governor from birth to date is wholly the effort of his father.
Further condemning the actions of the governor, the group remarked that any son that ridicules his father is bound to suffer same fate.
“Senator Olusola Saraki does not deserve the kind of humiliation he is being subjected to, none the less from his own son who should understand that his father deserve to be happy till he finishes his earthily journey considering the kind of sacrifice that he has made to make Kwara state a place that all could be proud of today.
“The governor should understand that the Waziri of Ilorin by virtue of his impact on the citizens of the state and his contributions to the making of this state, has also acquired other sons and daughters who are not happy with the humiliation Baba is being subjected to, hence the advice that the governor should be mindful of the kind of seed he is sowing” the statement read in part.
The group also remarked that whatever moral justification governor Bukola may be claiming for his opposition to the candidacy of Senator Gbemi Saraki who is his father's anointed candidate has been punctured by the outgoing governor's decision to contest the senatorial seat Senator Gbemi will be vacating after the general elections.
Governor Bukola has thus been implored to immediately set in motion the process of reconciliation with his father and ensure that his wishes, especially as it affects the gubernatorial election in Kwara state is met.