- Former Senate president Saraki celebrates his mother, Chief (Mrs) Florence Morenike Saraki, as she clocked 85
- Saraki shared a photo of his octogenarian mother on Twitter as he prayed to God to increase her fulfilment
- Several Twitter users and supporters of the former Senate president also joined him in wishing his mother a happy birthday
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Away from political activities, Nigeria's former Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has taken out time to celebrate his mother, Chief (Mrs) Florence Morenike Saraki, as she clocked 85.
Saraki who also governed Kwara state for eight years took to Twitter on Saturday, August 8, to pen down a happy birthday message for his mother.
He also prayed to God to increase the fulfilment of his octogenarian mother.
"Wishing my beloved mother, Chief (Mrs) Florence Morenike Saraki, a very happy 85th birthday today. Mama, we are truly blessed by your 85 years of immense love, prayers and care! May Almighty Allah increase your fulfilment. Amen," Saraki tweeted.
Several Twitter users and supporters of the former Senate president also joined him in wishing his mother a happy birthday. See some comments below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Saraki had recovered two houses in Ilorin which were confiscated by the federal government after a court quashed its order which temporarily forfeited the properties to the government.
The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos ruled that the houses should be released to Saraki.
In his official reaction, Saraki noted that the latest victory was the fifth he had recorded in cases in which the EFCC was either the main investigating agency or the plaintiff.
Saraki described the court cases as ill-motivated persecution, intimidation and harassment. He linked the prosecution to the non-confirmation of the suspended acting chair of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, by the 8th Senate.
He claimed that Magu took the issue of his non-confirmation by the 8th Senate personally.
His words: "It is obvious that the EFCC leadership under its erstwhile acting chair, Mr Ibrahim Mustapha Magu decided to take the issue of his non-confirmation by the 8th Senate which I led, personally.
"However, I know that the Senate under my leadership only followed the due and normal procedure during the confirmation process and we never executed any personal agenda against Magu.
"The records of the Senate during the period is there for the perusal of all Nigerians interested in the truth."
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