By Henry Umoru
ABUJA- SENATE Leader, Victor Ndoma- Egba, Wednesday said that with the death of Second Republic. Senate Leader, Senator Olusola Abubakar Saraki, an era in the nation’s political history has gone.
According to him, Nigeria as a country has lost the wealth of experience of a man who traversed all geo-political zones in Nigeria as well as a man who was totally de-tribalised.
In a statement signed Wenesday, Senator Ndoma-Egba described his late predecessor as a consummate party man who was influential in formulating the legislative agenda of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) in the Second Republic.
He however recalled that senator Saraki tenaciously believed that democracy was the way to Nigeria’s greatness andits rightful place in the comity of developed economies.
According to the Senate Leader, “A chapter in the history of Nigerian politics closed with the death, Wednesday, of the death of Senator Olusola Abubakar Saraki. Nigeria has lost a wealth of political experience with the passage of a great tactician and politician.
“In his time, he was a consummate party man who never deviated from the tenets of his party and was able to galvanize his colleagues to achieving the goals of the NPN in the Second Republic Senate.
“Senator Saraki was an enigma to so many people and it is a testament to the way he practised his politics such that he was able to endear himself to his kinsmen. His political sagacity produced governor after governor in Kwara State.
“He built, nurtured and sustained an enviable political dynasty which saw his first son, Bukola, become not only a two-term governor of Kwara State, but who is now a senator. Under his tutelage, daughter, Gbemisola, was also a parliamentarian who started from the House of Representatives and also became a two-term senator.
“He was a man of the people.