BY ABDUL-RASHID BONJILO
Kwara politics. For those not familiar with Kwara politics, Gbemi Saraki, was a two-time Senator representing Kwara Central and now Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. She is a daughter of late Abubakar Olusola Saraki and younger sister of the immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Although both Gbemi and her brother Bokola share same parental background, however, according to some sections of the media, partisan politics divided them so sharply that they hardly see eye to eye. According to one account, even the death of their father did not bring them together under one roof. But as things stand today, the demolition, by the state government of their purported family house has exposed the fallacy about them (Gbemi and Bukola) concerning their so-called frosty relationship. We all can now see the lie behind the Sarakis in Kwara. They both made people to believe that the relationship between them was not at all cordial; this ‘not cordial’ relationship was designed with sole aim of diverting attention from their continued exploitation of the collective patrimony of the people of Kwara. On the surface you will see Bukola and Gbemi fighting each other but beneath it, they are in a good and cordial relationship.