The All Progressives Congress candidate for Kwara Central Senatorial District, Dr Ibrahim Oloriege, has said the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, who is seeking reelection to the senate, has lost his political dynasty.
Oloriege in an interview with journalists in Lagos on Friday decried the growing poverty in the state, particularly in the Ilorin Emirate, blaming Saraki for the development.
He said the people of his constituency and the state deserved leaders committed to their welfare.
He said, “The level of socio-economic slide and challenges in the communities that make up Kwara Central, and indeed the entire Kwara State is worrisome. A visit around Ilorin will reveal the following: violence, political thuggery, robbery and insecurity.
“Men and women beg for money, otherwise known locally as ‘fine bara’, old men and women live in abject poverty. In the last 16 years, our society has been controlled by people who do not share our common value heritage.
They are dealers whose concern is at variance with the people’s aspirations. They are leaders with inordinate appetite for wealth acquisition. They are political voyagers and power merchants.
“I would like to let everyone know that in today’s Kwara, Bukola Saraki is no longer the candidate to beat.
“It is daylight in our state and we have seen the light, no more Saraki dynasty. Do not be deceived, Saraki is finished politically.”
Oloriege, a medical doctor and former majority leader of the state House of Assembly added, “His father was known to be closer to the poor. The circumstances that favoured him in the last 16 years have change