Oloriegbe Debunks Rumours of Plotting Suleiman’s Removal As NILDS Boss
The Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Sen. (Dr.) Ibrahim Yahya Oloriegbe has debunked the rumour widely spread on social media that he is leading plots orchestrating towards the removal of Prof. Abubakar Olarenwaju Suleiman as the Director General of National Institute For Legislative and Democratic Studies.
According to a statement released through his media aide, Bolaji Aladie, Oloriegbe described the rumours as baseless and mischiefs from his traducers aiming to taint his hard earned reputation. He expressed further that, he has no such plan and he will never conceive such in his thought for whatsoever reason.
“I must say that the allegation of plotting removal of Professor Suleiman from NILDS is cheap blackmail to score political points. Regardless of our political camp, he (Suleiman) is my brother from the same community, we hailed from same Ajikobi constituency and we are brothers of religion, aside the fact that we have once shared the same political ideology about the retrogressive conditions of our State under the leadership of Saraki. Let’s assume that the other alignments are not worthy to consider, the fact that we are both Muslims is enough to wish him nothing but goodness as Prophet Muhammad (SAW) enjoined we His followers.
“Why should I be plotting Suleiman removal from what providence bestowed on him? I am not envying his position because I am contented with Allah’s favour upon my life. Even though, he (Suleiman) assumed to be naysayers when he confidently written off my chance of defeating his boss while we both appeared together on Channel TV program “Politics Today” during the electioneering period. However, I’ve forgiven his sheer ignorance and over bloated ego having got favoured by Allah with victory which Suleiman and his likes did not see coming my ways.
“It is to the glory of Kwara and Ilorin Community that he was considered for the job and I have nothing personally to gain if he should be removed. In fact, it will be a great loss to us as community as none of us from Kwara can guarantee that another Kwaran will be considered as his replacement.
The federal lawmaker also dissociated himself from politics of bitterness ascribing to him when he said “I don’t play politics of bitterness, acrimony, revenge and pull him down as obtainable with some people who believed no one from Kwara can attain any position of authority except through them and always ready to impede the passage of whomsoever found his/her way through another route.
Oloriegbe however extends hands of brotherhood to the NILDS boss, opining that “My door is always open to him (Suleiman) if he thinks my assistance is needed anyway regarding his work at NILDS.
Media Aide to Sen. Ibrahim Yahya Oloriegbe
Kwara Central Senatorial District