Kwara Progressives Group, KPG, an association in the vanguard of an egalitarian Kwara, has called on the state government to set up a judicial inquiry to conduct a full-scale investigation into the numerous deaths that occurred at Plot 1, 3 and 5 Ilofa Road, Ilorin GRA while the properties in question were in possession of the Sarakis.
A statement signed by Rotimi Sulyman, its National Publicity Secretary reads “While we commend the efforts of the incumbent government to recover the properties from the usurpers and are flattered by the overwhelming positive reception that greeted it from well-meaning members of the public in the state, we urge the government to remain unmoved by the censure expressed by an insignificant section of the public, particularly outside the state, who have failed spectacularly in their bid to deodorise the primitive appropriation of the said properties by the Sarakis.”
“Most of the meddlesome interlopers have never set their foot on Kwara or know where in Ilorin is Ilofa Road or the proximity between the said properties and the residence of late Olusola Saraki, which begs the question, what is their primary interests and why are they so charged with emotion if not to run the errands of their paymasters, which is to bring the government into disrepute.There is no gainsaying that Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq acted in good faith.”
“We hereby enjoin him to go the whole hog by instituting a judicial panel to unravel the proximate and remote causes of lives that were lost at the so-called Ile-Arugbo before its demolition. A criminal case by all standards, it is not barred under statute and so can be revisited.”
It is on record that not few of the Sarakis’ followers died at the so-called Ile-arugbo and the political family’s Mandate House at Adewale area in October 2013, May 27, 2011 and November 2010, all which made the headlines. The governor would do himself a great disservice if he fails to put all the issues in perspective and heed to our call.
“We call on him to set up an inquest to look thoroughly at whether the Sarakis were culpable in all the deaths, or could have prevented it, so as to avoid reoccurrence in other parts of the state.”