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Bukola Saraki threatens to sue Kwara governor over UBEC claim

Bukola Saraki, a former president of the Senate, has threatened to sue AbdulRaman AbdulRazaq, the governor of Kwara State, for defamation of character on the use of Universal Basic Education (UBEC) funds.

Bukola Saraki, a former president of the Senate, has threatened to sue AbdulRaman AbdulRazaq, the governor of Kwara State, for defamation of character on the use of Universal Basic Education (UBEC) funds.

The governor’s allegations that Saraki, in his capacity as Senate president, had blocked an investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) were dismissed as “flat-out false” by the former senator.

The governor made the allegation at a conference, saying, “UBEC officials said if they had taken the matter to EFCC, the commission might begin to have problems getting their budget approved at the Senate.”

In a statement made public, AbdulRazaq was asked by Saraki to retract it within seven days.

He issued a statement warning the governor that he had only seven days to recant the statement before they would have to face each other in court to substantiate his fraudulent accusations.

“I had ignored his lies all this while, as I believe he was resorting to that cheap escape measure to mask his failure in governance. Now, I will have to take measures by challenging him in court since he will not desist from fabricating lies against me.

“I have told my lawyers to write him to retract the statement or be ready to prove it in court,” Saraki stated.

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