Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


PDP denies involvement in Saraki’s wife travails

28 July 2015, 14:10

Ilorin - The People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara said it had no hand in alleged petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Toyin Saraki, wife of President of the Senate.

The party made this known on Monday in a statement jointly signed by Chief Iyiola Oyedepo and Chief Rex Olawoye, Chairman and Publicity Secretary in the state, respectively.

It also distanced itself from a statement entitled "PDP claims responsibility for Toyin Saraki’s EFCC ordeal" allegedly credited to the party and purportedly signed by Olawoye.

It described the publication as handiwork of dubious, desperate, faceless and spineless individuals or groups who were out to "malign characters and damage their superiors in order to gain cheap popularity".

"PDP in Kwara wants to state without mincing words that the said statement runs counter to our avowed position of establishing credible and constructive opposition to the ruling APC government in Kwara.

"We have always dwelled, discussed and criticized issues taken by the ruling government that might not give Kwara state its deserved growth and development.

Also read: Ekiti PDP appoints new deputy chairman

"We have never discussed people and we shall never discuss people or attack individual for its own sake," it said.

According to PDP, the said statement alluded to the fact the PDP had at one time in the year petitioned EFCC against Toyin Saraki.

"We want to put it on record that Kwara PDP has never at any time written any petition on anybody in the state as far as the party is concerned.

"We therefore emphatically state that all the statements credited to Kwara PDP are products/machinations of people who are disgruntled as well as spineless," it added.

The party remarked that the authors of the statement had the audacity to "write frivolous articles but lacked courage to brief authentic party officials."

It maintained that the said statement was politically motivated and emanated from persons who had issues with the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, and his immediate family.

"PDP in Kwara wants to warn such individual or group of people who take delight in maligning others through malicious and incriminating publications to desist henceforth," it said. 



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...