Even in defeat Saraki’s conqueror, Oloriegbe throws major jibe at him

Senator-elect for Kwara Central, Dr Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe has described the time Senate President, Bukola Saraki spent representing the people of the senatorial district in the Senate as misrepresentation.

Ibrahim Oloriegbe. Credit: The Elites Nigeria

Oloriegbe who was speaking after receiving his certificate of return in Abuja on Thursday said Saraki by his brand of politics and ambition focuses more on national politics and not responsive and quality representation of the people of Kwara Central, his constituents.

He promised his constituents that his performance in the ninth Senate will far outweigh the performance of Senate President.

He insisted that Saraki notwithstanding that he attained the position of Senate President did not set any standard of performance for any successor to study.

He added that Saraki did not also leave any average for any successor to meet.

He said, “It is God that gives and takes power from whosoever He wishes. I thank the Almighty Allah for granting me the grace of being overwhelmingly elected as Senator for Kwara Central in the coming 9th Senate.

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“I have the pedigree of service to people and humanity as a trained medical doctor who has spent decades working with World Health Organization (WHO) and years on the political field also in rendering selfless service to people and humanity.

“I was the majority leader of Kwara State House of Assembly from 1999 to 2003 under the late Governor Muhammed Alabi Lawal.

“My focus in the Senate will squarely be on how to through legislative engineering, quality and responsive representation, improve the lots of my people in Kwara Central and collaborate very effectively along with other federal lawmakers from the state with the State Governor-elect, Abdulrahaman Abdulrasaq in giving the state a new direction with regards to wealth creation and genuine development.

“The responsive representation I will put up for Kwara Central people within the next four years coupled with the required legislative engagements to be made on both the floor and at committee level for good governance in the country , will surpass whatever performance Saraki had rendered in the past.”

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