The Kwara State House of Assembly has been appointed by the Alimi Chalet and an expanse of land, popularly called 'Arugbo Island', allegedly acquired by a Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The Assembly said the property belonged to the state government and was no evidence the politician paid for them. In a statement by the Special Assistant to the Speaker, Ibrahim Sheriff, the Assembly said the allocation of the property to Saraki by the last administration was a "violent violation" of the Kwara State Former Governors' Pension Law 2010, as amended, which had already taken care of him (Saraki).
The State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kola Shittu, described the legislature's action as "ill-conceived, malicious and another indication that Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is out on a vendetta mission." Purpose, the Assembly in a statement titled, "Our position The Sarush's House, Saraki's House, was illegally acquired.
The statement indicated, "The Arugbo Island has been erected on the territory of the United States of America for the expansion of the Civil Service Clinic and Phase II of the State Government Secretariat.
"The noise surrounding the property is politically motivated, as other public property is also being looked into. We do not know what to do, we do not have a place to go, we do not have a place, we have a disservice to the state and its people.
"Apart from the fact that the Alimi Chalet did not conform to the Kwara State Governors' Governing Law 2010, as amended, which incidentally was the brainchild of Saraki, we contend that there is no record anywhere that Saraki paid a to have the property transferred to him. Fela Anikulapo called 'paddy-paddy' arrangement. "
The Assembly challenged the affected parties to prove their worthiness by presenting evidence of payment.
"The pension law takes adequate care of the governor training (Saraki). The law permits the former governors to a five-bedroomed apartment, as opposed to the Alimi Chalet, which consists of three separate cottages with three bedrooms, and therefore does not fit into the recommendation of the pension law of 2010.
"Aside from the three houses on one hectare of land on the Alimi Road supposedly given to Saraki under the state pension law, Saraki also got under way.
"The said Alimi Chalet, which was gifted to him, is the property of the people of Kwara State and was never contemplated as a gift to train governors," the Assembly said.
Culled from Lindaikejiblog