Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has requested N20 billion from Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq over an allegedly malicious allegation made against him.
In a 30th December letter to Abdulrazaq, Saraki’s counsel, Afe Babalola & Co, also demanded an apology and a retraction of the allegation about alleged mismanagement of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) funds during Saraki’s tenure as governor of the state.
Part of the letter reads: “Our client emphatically denies your statement quoted above and reiterates that there is no iota of truth to same.
“Our client believes that you ought to know that as the Senate President, he was not the executive governor of Kwara State, so he could not have been involved in any form of embezzlement of the funds of Kwara State.
“Furthermore, there is no evidence that, as Senate President, our client relied on his office or position to shield anyone from investigation and prosecution.
“It has not been mentioned that our client was in the habit of blackmailing MDAs with the non-passage of their budget while he was Senate President. “Nonetheless, you chose to make this statement against our client.
“Our client states that your statement is malicious, unwarranted and intended to incite reasonable members of the public, particularly the electorate in Kwara State and Nigeria as a whole, against him”.