The Minister of Data and Tradition, Lai Mohammed, has warned the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to cease dancing on the graves of the harmless souls who died within the April 5, 2018 armed theft assault in Offa.
In a press release issued in Lagos on Monday by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi, the Minister repeated his earlier warning towards enjoying politics with the unlucky incident, after Dr. Saraki stated in a radio interview that he donated 10 million Naira when he visited Offa to commiserate with the individuals within the aftermath of the theft, even when (he stated) the quantity that was stolen from the robbed banks’ vaults was 7 million Naira.
The Minister stated the overly aggressive and crude response by Dr. Saraki to that warning has proven that he’s not able to heed the admonition, therefore the necessity to re-state it, and to sentence any try and denominate human lives in Naira and Kobo.
Alhaji Mohammed stated that within the wake of his warning, the apparently embarrassing radio interview was hurriedly edited to take away all references to the Offa theft after which re-aired throughout Kwara state.
”As a substitute of stopping at that, which in itself constitutes an acceptance of wrong-doing, Dr. Saraki went forward to hurl insults at me, even when I’ve been largely restrained in issuing my earlier warning. Had I not been restrained, I’d have gone forward to expose what really transpired.
”For instance, the declare by Dr. Saraki that he donated 10 million Naira to take care of the victims of the Offa theft is patently false. He didn’t! The 10 million he referred to was donated when the Offa market bought burnt, and it was made in Ilorin, not Offa. When Dr Saraki
visited Offa to commiserate with the group within the aftermath of the theft, he didn’t donate a dime! I problem him to show me improper.
”However with politics within the air, the reality turns into the primary casualty. Realizing that he goofed, Dr. Bukola apparently precipitated the radio interview in query to be edited to take away the donation reference, after which re-aired. Is it not an irony that the individuals who engaged
on this egregious act of dishonesty are the identical ones calling others names?” the Minister queried.
He stated he’ll proceed to steer the talk on the political developments in Kwara State to points reasonably than alternate of non-public insults, which he has at all times been averse to.
”The individuals of Kwara, who’re bone-tired of the lengthy years of ‘bolekaja’ governance within the state, are all saying in a single voice, ‘O to ge’ (sufficient is sufficient), and can quickly have the chance to specific their frustration with their votes,” the Minister stated.