The Wife of the Kwara State Governor, Mrs. Omolewa Ahmed has described The Nation newspaper’s report of a rift between her and Mrs. Toyin Saraki, her predecessor and wife of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, as a false claim that exists only in the writers’ imagination.
Mrs. Ahmed, in a statement issued in Ilorin on Monday, said she enjoys a close and warm relationship with Mrs. Saraki dating back to when her husband, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, was a commissioner under the Dr. Bukola Saraki administration. She said the relationship has become stronger over the years, stressing that Mrs Saraki is a friend and sister who has remained supportive over the years.
Mrs Ahmed added that not only is her relationship with Mrs. Saraki solid and devoid of rivalry, it continues to wax strong based on long friendship, mutual respect, and a shared commitment to improving the welfare of children, women, families and the less privileged in Kwara.
Said Mrs, Ahmed: ‘This latest attempt to drive a wedge between me and my sister, Her Excellency, Mrs. Toyin Saraki has failed just like previous politically-motivated propaganda targeted at creating crises. No amount of misinformation will rupture the cordial relationship we enjoy’.