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Kwara 2011: Tension over who succeeds Saraki

By Demola Akinyemi

Ilorin – Tension, apprehension, and suspense could best describe the political situation in Kwara State over who succeeds the incumbent, Governor Bukola Saraki whose second term terminates in 2011.

Vanguard gathered that special prayers were held in Umrah, Wednesday, to specifically ask for Allah’s guidance on who should take over from the present governor who has been described as the best in the state so far.

The king maker in the state, Dr Olusola Saraki had earlier announced in an interview  that he would name Bukola’s successor in December and this might come sooner than expected as all the known politicians are presently in Umrah with him to perfect the matter.

Oloye, as fondly called by admirers, successfully installed, Ibrahim Attah, Alhaji Shaaba Lafiagi, Muhammed Lawal (now late) and the incumbent Bukola Saraki, his son.

Of all the governments installed, that of Alhaji Attah and Late Mohammed Lawal remained the most turbulent.

Majority of the  state functionaries and political office holders in the state, including stakeholders in the Kwara project are presently in Umrah, over the development.

The special prayer session, according to Vanguard reliable sources, was held on Wednesday and was led by the Deputy Chief Imam of Ilorin, Alhaji Abdullahi Abdul hammed for Allah’s guidance on who will emerge as the next governor of the state.


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