By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab,
Religious leaders in Ilorin Emirate have urged the people of the state to accept the chairman, Senate committee on Environment and Ecology, Dr. Bukola Saraki, as the political leader of Kwara state.
This followed the open declaration of support for the junior Saraki’s political leadership of the state by the Chief Imam of Ilorin, Sheikh Muhammad Bashir Salihu.
Traditional rulers in the Emirate under the aegis of the Magaji and Alanguas forum had recently endorsed Saraki as the new political leader of the state following the death of his father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki, in November, 2012.
Salihu while leading a special prayer session in Ilorin, Kwara state capital to mark the third year in office of Saraki as senator representing Kwara central district at the National Assembly, described the former governor of the state as God’s chosen leader for the people of the state.
He prayed Allah to continue to bestow the federal lawmaker the wisdom and sound health required to move the state to a more greater heights.
In his lecture, an Ilorin based Islamic cleric, Alhaji Abdulrasaq Adugba, admonished political office holders not to sell out their people for selfish interest when taking political decisions, warning that there is now high level of awareness amongst the electorate.