- For the first time since losing his reelection bid in 2019, ex-senate president Saraki is in his home state of Kwara
- The two-term governor of Kwara was back in the state for his father's 8th anniversary
- Saraki will also attend the jubilee celebration of the Emir of Ilorin, Sulu-Gambari
There was wild jubilation on Saturday, November 14 when the immediate past president of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, returned to his home state of Kwara.
According to a Twitter user, @babaidris090, Saraki was in the state to attend the 8th remembrance anniversary prayers for his late father Olusola.
Channels TV reported that this was the first time Saraki was returning to Kwara since losing his reelection bid in February 2019.
It confirmed that the visit to the town is for the eight-year Fidau prayer for his late dad, Olushola Saraki as well as the silver jubilee anniversary of the coronation of the Emir of Ilorin, Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.
Saraki shared images of the massive crowd that gathered to greet him as his convoy of cars drove homeward on Twitter handle.
He also shared it on his Facebook page.
A huge crowd welcomed Saraki at the Ilorin International Airport and his supporters lined up by the road to wave and to catch a glimpse of the politician on his way to the Emir's palace.
Saraki lost to Ibrahim Oloriegbe in the senate election on February 23, 2019, and relinquished his seat as leader of the upper chamber of the legislature.
In other news, Kwara state has announced it would scrap pension for former governors and their deputies just three days after the Lagos government did the same.
The governor of the state, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, said in a thread of tweets on Friday, November 13, that he would send a bill to the House of Assembly to abolish the law awarding pension packages to former governors and former deputy governors in the state.
Saraki is one of the former governors that will be affected.
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