I’ll Jail Saraki When I Become President – Sowore

The publisher of Sahara Reporters and presidential hopeful, Omoyele Sowore, says jail term awaits Senate President Bukola Saraki after the 2019 elections.

Sowore said this on Saturday while addressing a mammoth crowd during a town hall meeting in Kwara State.

He said he wants to liberate Kwara people from Saraki, whom he says has turned himself into a “minigod” in the state.

He said he would put an end to the politics of godfatherism if he is voted into power in 2019.

Saraki, who served two terms as Kwara state governor, from 2003 to 2011, is currently in his seventh year in the Senate.

“We will ensure that Kwara state is liberated from the hand of political godfather who can’t build good roads, schools and infrastructures,” he said.

“I remember last year, this was the same political godfather, Bukola Saraki, that seized our money, that was meant for the SaharaReporters Civic Media Lab, and brought it to Kwara state.

“This same Saraki went to the court to stop us and sent thugs to beat us after bragging he has all the Judges in Kwara state in his pocket.

“Let me use this opportunity to tell him that the money he seized from us would be refunded soon and will be paid with interest while he goes to jail.

“By next year, we are taking back this country from the hands of the old guards and we would ensure we set its feet on the path of progress.

“Then, it will no longer be sai Baba but sai Bobo because the country would not be left again in the hands of untrustworthy elders and leaders who have taken us back.

“We are tired of the old people in all the regions of the country mostly the ones who still think in analogue ways and have noting to offer us.”