Bukola Saraki: A Powerful, Smart And Dangerously Corrupt Political Leader - Abiodun Lambaba Blog

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Monday, 11 December 2017

Bukola Saraki: A Powerful, Smart And Dangerously Corrupt Political Leader

On the surface, you will be tempted to believe that our democracy is finally working - checks and balances and independent DSS. Illusions! The reality is that we are witnessing the smooth operation of one of the smartest and "pathologically corrupt" political operatives in modern Nigeria in Bukola Saraki.



It is no longer a secret that senate president Bukola Saraki has emerged as a powerful symbol of the rotten sweetness of democratized corruption in Nigeria. As you read this, the thugs in the pocket of senate president masquerading as Nigeria senators are tightening the rope of strangulation on president Buhari;s lack luster anti - corruption war. They have vowed that Magu's head must be cut off or everything in Nigeria will be grounded to a halt. This National Assembly under the leadership of Bukola Saraki is the most dangerously corrupt Assembly in Nigeria History.

Consider this scenario: a sick President was out of the country receiving treatment in London: the cabal that caged Mr.President allowed Senator Bukola Saraki to pay him a rare visit (a special privilege you will think);  Mr. President come back and went into a closed door meeting with Saraki and less than 48hr, the senate soundly rejected the confirmation of Magu as EFCC chair for the second time (Facilitated by Saraki's thugs and DSS director appointed by Mr.President). Troubling?

On the surface, you will be tempted to believe that our democracy is finally working - checks and balances and independent DSS. Illusions! The reality is that we are witnessing the smooth operation of one of the smartest  and "pathologically corrupt" political leader in modern Nigeria is Bukola Saraki (I have not forgetten the gibberish of "innocent " until proven guilty).

To say that senator Saraki is the most powerful political leader in Nigeria is not an over statement. Even before he rose to power, he was highly connected  by virtue of his father Late.(Dr) Olushola Saraki - the strong man of kwara politics. To understand how powerful the Sarakis are, look at the history of their dynasty in Kwara State dating back to the late 1970's. Unlike other dynasties in Nigeria, the reign of the Sarakis has not been challenged for over 36 years.


To demonstrate that he is "untouchable", Senator Saraki, who is already involved in a series of corruption trials (false declaration of assets, embezzlement of state fund), is not shying away from adding to his collection of corruption - stained - feathers. The newest scandals is the disappearance of about N3.5 billion refund of Paris Club Loan. Fingered in this scandal are Aliko Dangote, the Nigeria Governors Forum and the   Central Bank of Nigeria. This has once more rekindled the debate about how to tackle democratized corruption in Nigeria.

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