Hammed. Shittu in Ilorin
Eminent personalities across the country monday stormed Ilorin, the Kwara State capital to be part of the fourth year remembrance prayer held in honour of the late political icon, Dr Abubakar Olusola Saraki.
Late Olusola Saraki died on November 14, 2012 at the age of 83.
Among the personalities that were in attendance included the state governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Senate Deputy Leader, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah Senate Minority Whip, Senator Phillip Aduda, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media, Senator Abdullahi Sabi and Senator Baba Kaka.
Others were Senators Mohammed Sha’aba Lafiagi and Rafiu Adebayo, members of the House of Representatives from Kwara State, Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad, Ambassador Nimota Akanbi and Ambassador nominee, Professor Muhammad Gana Isa.
Also in attendance were members of the State Executive Council, state Chairman and executive members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), former local government chairmen, traditional rulers and Islamic clerics.
The Senate President, Dr, Bukola Saraki, and some federal lawmakers had arrived in Ilorin Sunday afternoon to put finishing touches to the preparations for the prayer.
The prayer was held at the Ilofa road, Ilorin GRA, the country home of late Olusola Saraki.
At the prayers led by the Chief Imam of Ilorin, Sheikh Muhammad Bashir, he prayed Allah to forgive the late Saraki and grant him Aljanah fridaus.
Sheikh Bashir also prayed Almighty to guide and guard the Senate President in his political career.
In his sermon, the Grand Mukadam of Ilorin, Sheikh Sulaiman Dan Bornu urged those in position of authorities to impact positively on the lives of the masses as Saraki did during his life time.
Sheikh Dan Bornu extolled the virtues of the politician, saying that the deceased would for long be remembered for his love for the poor.