SCANDAL: Saraki Used Us And Forced To Resign Against Our Wishes – Kwara Chairmen, Councilors

Coalition of Council Chairmen and Councillors in Kwara State, have alleged that former governor, Bukola Saraki unjustly, illegally and unconstitutionally forced them to resign from their respective positions.

bukola_sarakiNormally, the elected officials in the 16 Local Government Councils should be in office for a 3-year term as recognized by the law.

In this case, the tenure of the aggrieved persons should ordinarily lapse in November 26, 2013 as against 10th November, 2013, the date they were“forcefully” directed to resign en mass.

The group told the journalists that for reasons best known to Saraki, a serving Senator, his protege Governor, Fatai Ahmed and the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, they were all forced to resign to allow the incoming LG executives to take over.

They claim the following: “we were only handed with already prepared draft of resignation letter, with a strict instruction that we append our signatures or face the consequences.”

Leaders of the coalition in an SOS forwarded to the media and signed by Abdumumini Alege (ILORIN WEST), Ajeigbe Soliu (ASA), Semiu Otolorin (ASA) and Bashira Lawal (WEST) noted they were afraid to protest against the leaders at the Great Hall in Ilorin on Tuesday.

Explaining further, the officials said the dummy sold to them was that with the resignation, the payment of the last month salary (October) as well as severance package would be made easy.

Now the petitioners doubt payment of salary for November, which they would have been entitled to before the unilateral order was issued.

Bringing the formal complaint to the public, the petitioners believe they shouldn’t suffer the double jeopardy of losing their jobs and remunerations only because of the “evil orchestration of some few selfish individuals in our great party”.

The members of the coalition lament that Saraki treated them unjustly, which they consider a double standard. They are disappointed that they have been used and abandoned by the party leader so quickly.

Coalition of Council Chairmen and Councillors in Kwara State, have alleged that former governor, Bukola Saraki unjustly, illegally and unconstitutionally forced them to resign from their respective positions.

Normally, the elected officials in the 16 Local Government Councils should be in office for a 3-year term as recognized by the law.

In this case, the tenure of the aggrieved persons should ordinarily lapse in November 26, 2013 as against 10th November, 2013, the date they were“forcefully” directed to resign en mass.

The group told the journalists that for reasons best known to Saraki, a serving Senator, his protege Governor, Fatai Ahmed and the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, they were all forced to resign to allow the incoming LG executives to take over.

They claim the following: “we were only handed with already prepared draft of resignation letter, with a strict instruction that we append our signatures or face the consequences.”

Leaders of the coalition in an SOS forwarded to the media and signed by Abdumumini Alege (ILORIN WEST), Ajeigbe Soliu (ASA), Semiu Otolorin (ASA) and Bashira Lawal (WEST) noted they were afraid to protest against the leaders at the Great Hall in Ilorin on Tuesday.

Explaining further, the officials said the dummy sold to them was that with the resignation, the payment of the last month salary (October) as well as severance package would be made easy.

Now the petitioners doubt payment of salary for November, which they would have been entitled to before the unilateral order was issued.

Bringing the formal complaint to the public, the petitioners believe they shouldn’t suffer the double jeopardy of losing their jobs and remunerations only because of the “evil orchestration of some few selfish individuals in our great party”.

The members of the coalition lament that Saraki treated them unjustly, which they consider a double standard. They are disappointed that they have been used and abandoned by the party leader so quickly.

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