The Kwara state chapter of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, has stated the role of the former governor of the state now Senate President, Bukola Saraki in the disbursement of the recently released Paris Club refund in the state.
The state APC while clarifying the role of the Senate President in the state’s affairs noted that he, Saraki, plays no role in the disbursement and utilization of the money.
The stance of the state APC is contained in a statement released by the state chapter of the ruling party in which it further stated that the Senate President plays no role in the state government’s affairs.
The statement released by the publicity secretary of Kwara state APC, Alhaji Sullyman Buhari in Ilorin yesterday stated that, “the Senate President is not involved in the running of the government of Kwara State and does not interfere in any way with how the state government spends its money. It is the believe of Dr. Saraki that the government is responsible and accountable to the people of the State who elected it into office and the state is greater than all individuals.”
The statement further added: “On occasions when the people, interest groups, labour and professional unions seeks intervention about some issues or he is intimated about certain developments, he, as the political leader in the state, can only make adequate and necessary consultations to get the facts and later offer his advise to the government.
“However, on the complaints reaching the Senate President concerning the proposed plan of the State Government on the Paris Club refund, he has initiated plans to find out the facts about the issues raised and then offer his advice accordingly to the state government.
“It should be noted that the intervention of the Senate President at any time is to the effect that the promises of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to protect the interests of all the people in Kwara State and ensure there is development across the state are kept at all times”.