As Exclusively Reported By Global Excellence, Bukola Saraki Turbaned ‘Wazirin Ilorin’

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This morning, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, was conferred with the traditional title ‘Wazirin Ilorin’ by the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, at a Special Thanksgiving Prayer Session organized by the Emirate over the recent victory of Saraki at the Supreme Court on his case with the federal government over allegations of false asset declaration.

Global Excellence magazine online exclusively reported on July 16th, 2018 edition that the Ilorin Emirate Council was planning to elevate Saraki to the title last held by his father, Late Senator Olusola Saraki.

By the elevation, Saraki who is also Turakin Ilorin becomes the fourth Waziri Garin, succeeding his father, the late Dr. Olusola Saraki who held the title until his demise in 2012.

Announcing the elevation, the Emir said it was in acknowledgement of the Senate President’s passion for the development of not only the emirate but the whole of Kwara as well as his political exploits that have brought fame to the state, particularly Ilorin Emirate.

Sulu- Gambari said: “We are excited by your political exploits because of late you have become the beautiful bride whom politicians across the board are beckoning to be in their camps. This is a show of recognition of your worth and achievements as a politician. We are very proud of you.

“It is from here that we prayed for you to become governor, it was here that we prayed for you to become senator and it was from here that we prayed for you to become Senate President and all these came to reality. Today we are also praying from here that God will elevate you beyond your present position.”

The emir noted that he was seated on a very special seat inherited from his forefathers and has their authority to conduct yesterday’s programme.

He also described the event as typical of

Saraki, being proclaimed the next ‘Wazirin Ilorin’ this morning by the Emir of Ilorin.

Ilorin, saying unlike some communities that celebrate victories such as has come to Saraki with parties, the emirate believes in the efficacy of coming together to the inner chamber of the palace to offer such special prayers.

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