Saraki’s Supporters Go Spiritual, Hire 1,500 Islamic Clerics To Pray

Loyalists and supporters of Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Olubukola Saraki have engaged in vigil and fasting over of the various corruption cases against him, The Punch reports.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Kayode Yusuf, who is one of the conveners of the prayers, in an interview with The Punch, in Ilorin, Kwara state, on Saturday, September 19, said prayer sessions were being held all over the state, especially in the Ilorin.

Yusuf Yusuf, who is popularly called Maja, said: “I have mobilised more than 500 Imans and over 1,000 others are praying in different areas. They have been praying and fasting. Even the women are praying for him. Saraki is our benefactor. Even the uneducated do not want anything to happen to Bukola Saraki. They are not sleeping but are also praying. The prayers will last till Saraki’s ordeal is over.”

“All of us in Ilorin, including the Chief Imam of Ilorin, are involved in the prayers. Saraki is our leader. Within the short time that he was elevated as the Senate President, we know what we have benefited from him,” he said.

Yusuf, who is the convener of Maja Elders Forum, expressed hope that Saraki’s travail would soon be over.

In a related development, Bukola Saraki, has dismissed reports and insinuations about the possibility of him decamping from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) following the removal of the logo of APC from his verified twitter page.