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Union expresses concern over face-off between Saraki, IGP

The llorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (lEDPU) has expressed concern over the ongoing face-off between the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and the Inspector General of Police on the allegations of his involvement in cultism and robbery cases.

Ambassador Sheikh Usman AbdulAzeez, the National President of the Union made the assertion in a statement he signed in llorin on Monday.

The Union noted that no matter the weight of an allegation, it still remains an allegation until proven otherwise.

The Union which is non political and an umbrella body of all Unions in the llorin Emirate appealed to the Police to be thorough, professional, transparent, fair and just in their investigations on the matter.

AbdulAzeez also urged the Police to dissociate the problem from politics.

IEDPU in the statement said the Senate President while serving as the governor of the State, assented laws to deal with Cultism, thuggery and other vices.

It added that in recent times, Gov. AbdulFatah Ahmed had equally signed some bills into laws to deal with sales of human parts, kidnapping and other related crimes.

The Union described Saraki as an illustrious son of the llorin Emirate who has a name, a reputation and enviable antecedents to uphold, promote and protect.

“We, therefore, believe very strongly that he would not condescend to the mean level of being associated with either cultism or robbery” the statement maintained.

The President of the Union in the statement believes that the travails of the Senate President and others are nothing but challenges of leadership which in Nigeria parlance is subtly referred to as “Big man, big problem”.

The Union appealed to Saraki to remain calm and focused in these trying times and to do his utmost, within the ambit of the law, to prove his innocence.

AbdulAzeez called on all indigenes of the State to be supportive of and prayerful for the duo of the Senate President and Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed in this trying period.

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