Kwara PDP congratulates Saraki on 57th birthday #SarakiAt57

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State has congratulated former Senate President and national leader of the party, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on the occasion of his 57th birthday celebration. In a congratulatory message signed by its State Chairman, Hon. (Engr.) Kola Shittu, the party described Saraki as a great, courageous leader and strong pillar of democracy and rule of law. The party also commended him for the achievements recorded by the Senate under his leadership. “As the President of the 8th Senate and Chairman of the National Assembly, Dr Bukola Saraki, against all odds, provided quality leadership at the parliament that culminated in the numerous accomplishments and achievements recorded by the Senate. “Stemming from his courage and strong commitment to the principle of separation of powers, which is the cornerstone of any democratic setting, the former Senate President fought for the integrity and independence of the legislative arm of government, which did not go down well with the Executive. “Dr Bukola Saraki ensured that the 8th Senate loyalty was to the Nigerian people and did not become a rubber stamp to the Executive. The Red chamber under the leadership of Saraki was people-focused and took legislative decisions that protected the interest of the Nigerian masses. “The 8th Senate rejected executive proposals considered anti-masses. This, among other reasons led to the intimidation, persecution and harassment Dr Bukola Saraki faced in the hand of President Muhammadu Buhari-led executive. “The Kwara PDP hails Dr Bukola Saraki’s resilience and uncompromising stance in the face of intimidation, impunity and high-handedness of the APC-led Federal Government. We also commend him for his outstanding leadership and contributions to nation building and his commitment to the peace, unity and progress of Kwara in particular and Nigeria in general. “As the governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011, Dr Bukola Saraki provided visionary and effective leadership and laid the solid foundation for a modern Kwara through the many developmental projects and programmes his administration executed. “Notable among the numerous projects and programmes he embarked upon are the Kwara State University (KWASU), the International Aviation College, Ilorin, the Harmony Advanced Diagnostic Centre, the remodelling of the Ilorin Township Stadium, Upgrading of Asa Dam Waterworks, Urban and Rural Electrification, rural and feeder road projects, Ilorin Metropolitan Street Lights Projects, Kwara Community Health Insurance Scheme, which was first of its kind in the country, among others. “Also, as senator representing the good people of Kwara Central senatorial district, Dr Bukola Saraki between 2011 and 2019, the period during which he became the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki used his office and goodwill to attract several projects and interventions in different sectors to his constituency, while also facilitating jobs and opportunities for youths; providing financial support for small business owners, artisans and market women through his Constituency Office. “No doubt, the people of Kwara Central are missing the good works and quality representation Dr Bukola Saraki offered and the pivotal role he played as the first Kwaran to occupy such enviable political height since Nigeria returned to democratic rule over two decades ago. “Dear Leader and benefactor of many, as you celebrate your 57th birthday anniversary today, we pray Almighty Allah bless you with longer life, sound health and wisdom to continue to serve your people and the nation at large. We love you and believe that your best years are still ahead.” Signed:
Hon. (Engr.) Kola Shittu,
State Chairman, Kwara PDP

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