March 22, 2019

Saraki’s empire crumbles to O to ge movement as PDP loses Kwara

Saraki’s empire crumbles to O to ge movement as PDP loses Kwara

The political dynasty of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki has been dealt a mortal blow as his anointed candidate for the gubernatorial race, Razak Atunwa suffered defeat in all 16 local governments in the state.

The result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows that Atunwa who is currently a member of the House of Representatives polled 114,754 votes against his opponent, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who got 331,521 votes to emerge as the winner.

This latest defeat appears to have put a final nail in the political coffin of the Senate President who also tasted defeat at the February 23rd poll, where he also lost his re-election bid for Kwara Central Senatorial Seat.

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More embarrassing for Saraki who is also the Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign lost all the local governments in the state to the opposition.

Atunwa, who is the Chairman – House Committee on Justice also lost Asa, his own local government.

The outcome of this election seems to have ended the Saraki dynasty in the State, a dynasty that started with Olusola Saraki, who was majority leader of the Senate in the Second Republic.

This development means that unless by the intervention of the court, no Saraki will be holding an elective post in the state for the first since 1999.

Gbemisola Saraki, a major part of the opposition to his elder brother served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003 and was also in the Senate from 2003 until replaced by his brother, Bukola Saraki who had already served two terms as governor of the state.

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