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I didn’t join PDP – Gbemi Saraki

By Dare Akogun


The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Sen. Gbemi Saraki, has debunked reports that she has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).


Saraki, in a statement signed by her media consultant, Moses Bello, and made available to newsmen denied joining PDP and supporting its Kwara state gubernatorial candidate, Shuaib Yaman.


Mr Bello further added that the minister worked tirelessly to ensure that the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, of the APC won the presidential election in the state .


He said that this was in spite of a few disagreements with the actions of the APC-led state government as regards the legacies of the minister’s late father, Olusola Saraki.


According to Mr Bello, Ms Saraki had stated categorically that she remains an APC chieftain both in Kwara and in the country, adding that, she has no intention of leaving the victorious party.


He added: “If anything,I am even more committed to ensuring the success of the incoming Asiwaju/Shettima administration come May 29”, Ms Saraki was quoted as saying.


Mr Bello said that Ms Saraki has had a chequered political career and remained one of the powerful forces in Kwara politics.


He added: “Saraki is a grassroots mobiliser and has pledged her continued allegiance to President Buhari’s administration, as well as that of incoming one of Tinubu and Sen. Kashim Shettima.





Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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