PHOTOS: Tight Security As Saraki Celebrates Sallah In Ilorin
Following earlier intelligence report by the Nigeria Police Force Kwara State Command of plans to attack prayer grounds during the Sallah celebrations, security was beefed up as Muslim faithful turn out in their large numbers to observe prayers.
The Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Kwara state house of Assembly Ali Ahmad and other dignitaries from all walks of life were at the Yidi praying ground.
Immediately after the prayer session, the shout of "Olooyeee, Waziri Ngeri, no Saraki, no Nigeria" rented the air.
However, It took about 30 minutes before the convoy of the Senate President could leave the Eid praying ground as security operatives control the crowd, with everyone trying to catch a glimpse of the Senate President.
Saraki had arrived Ilorin Eid praying ground at about 8. 55 A.M and waited patiently till 9.33 A.M when the prayer commenced.
The President of the Senate was accompanied to the praying ground by a former Acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP),Alh Abubakar Kawu Baraje, Speaker, Kwara state house of Assembly, Dr Ali Ahmad and former minister of Youths and Sports, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi among others.
In his sermon, the Imam Imale of Ilorin, Alhaji Abdullahi AbdulHamid, admonished Muslim faithful to be pious and observe the teachings of the holy Qur'an in their undertakings.
The Imam Imale of Ilorin, Shiekh Abdullahi AbdulHameed who led the prayer, had shortly after the two rakahs prayer offered special prayer for the Senate President.
Sheikh AbdulHameed who described Saraki as" our beloved and great son" prayed Allah to further elevate him in his political career.
" We are very proud of Dr Bukola Saraki's achievements as the Senate President. We are delighted about verified claims which said the achievements of the eighth Senate under the leadership of our son surpassed what was achieved by the previous senates," Sheikh AbdulHameed declared.
Also speaking, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, cautioned Muslims against conducts that could negatively affect their good deeds in the sight of the Almighty Allah.
In commemoration of the supreme court's verdict, the Emir of Ilorin, Alh Ibrahim Sulu- Gambari named Saraki as Wazirin Ilorin ( prime minister).
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