Barring any plan ditch, Toyin Saraki, the wife of Senate President Bukola Saraki, is to appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today, Tuesday, 28 July, 2015. In the same vein, the Peoples Democratic Party, Kwara state chapter, which just Sunday owned up to writing the petition and shutting insinuation that former Lagos Governor Bola Tinubu did, has recanted doing so. In its earlier statement signed by its publicity secretary, Rex Olawoye, the PDP accused Toyin Saraki of stealing and colluding with others to steal state funds. Toyin Saraki’s claim to prominence in the Kwara state’s politics was on account of her husband’s eight year reign as governor. Olawoye, alongside the PDP Kwara chairman, Iyiola Oyedepo, would Monday dissociate their party from the writers of the petition, fueling speculations they were pressured by the PDP national leadership to do so. In its Monday release, the party attributed the widely circulated story to “dubious, desperate, faceless and spineless individuals or groups who were out to malign characters and damage their superiors in order to gain cheap popularity”.
“We want to put it on record that Kwara PDP has never at any time written any petition on anybody in the state as far as the party is concerned.
“PDP in Kwara wants to state without mincing words that the said statement runs counter to our avowed position of establishing credible and constructive opposition to the ruling APC government in Kwara”, they said. But in another breath, the party might have actually suggested the petition emanated from it. In the same statement, the party said the authors of the statement had the audacity to “write frivolous articles but lacked courage to brief authentic party officials”. Still, it says the “PDP in Kwara wants to warn such individual or group of people who take delight in maligning others through malicious and incriminating publications to desist henceforth.”
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