Reasons Sen. Gbemi Saraki Goes Low-Key +Her Next Political Moves

Sen. Gbemi Saraki


That the amazon of the Saraki’s political dynasty in Ilorin, Senator Gbemisola Rukayat Saraki, is on the low-key, politics wise is not a secret.


Not much has been heard about the beautiful senator in spite of the fact that she holds an influential office as the Chairman, Governing Council of the Federal University, Otuoke.


Although, Gbemi, as she is fondly called, is a chieftain of the APC, she has, however, opted to operate from the background.


The reasons are not far-fetched.


The former Senator had on two instances now contested for the Kwara State guber seat; precisely, 2011 and 2015 while she was able to secure the ACPN ticket in 2011 her bid for the PDP ticket failed to materialize in 2015.


She later decamped to the APC shortly before the elections, she has not been an active member of the APC at the state level; a development that raised questions about her continued membership of the party.


The emergence of her close associate, Yinusa Afolabi as the state chairman of APDA, a party newly formed by Dr Raymond Dokpesi and others also strengthened the insinuation but Gbemisola had through the social media platform restated and reaffirmed membership of the ruling party.


Sources close to Yinusa Afolabi also hinted that though, they are still on talking terms, the Senator was not, however, instrumental to his emergence as APDA state chairman.


Although, it is not at press time clear if Senator Gbemisola, who recently added a year to her age will still return to the field for the guber race next year, an insider said she might “if the coast is clear”.

A source that’s close to her who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said it is very likely that she returns to the trenches because that has been her dream from day one even before she went to the senate.

“She still nurses the governorship dream. It’s likely she comes back home to contest again. This much she confided in her loyalists few days to her last birthday,” the source stated.


-Akinlolu Abayomi