Oyinkansola Saraki, the sister of Senate President Bukola Saraki, has appealed to the Kwara State Governor-elect, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, to immortalize her father, Dr. Olusola Saraki.
Dr. Saraki during his time was a political icon in the state.
His influence led to the emergence of Dr. Bukola Saraki as aide to President Olusegun Obasanjo, Governor of Kwara State, Senator, and eventually Senate President.
Saraki however lost his seat at the Senate in the last general elections.
His sisters Gbemisola and Oyinkansola had also abandoned him since he decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Saraki is considered the biggest loser in the 2019 general elections as he and his followers all lost their positions to the APC, a party he helped brought into power in 2015.
Read his sister’s appeal to Kwara Governor-elect;
“Congratulations, governor-elect, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak. I am appealing to you sir to immortalise my father, Dr Olusola Saraki, the man believed to be the strong pillar of Kwara State politics during his lifetime.
“With all due respect sir, may I remind you that my father single-handedly established political grounds in Kwara State in the Second Republic.
“It may interest you to know that most governors of the state rode on his popularity and influence to the corridors of power; they include Adamu Atta, Cornelius Adebayo, Mohammed Lawal and his son, Bukola Saraki.
“Everything Bukola is today was my father’s doing, yet he could not think of honouring his father by immortalising him.
“It just shows the kind of son he is. I acknowledge that my brother may have stepped on people’s toes but sir, my father deserves to be honoured in Kwara State.”
“I believe you will serve the people of Kwara well. I know you are a man of integrity. I am appealing to you sir in the name of Allah to do this for me so that my father’s name and all he has put into the development of Kwara State will not perish,” the statement added.