Kwara chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has condemned
alleged attack on security agencies by suspected supporters in the
convoy of former Senate President Bukola Saraki on Saturday in Ilorin.
It warned Saraki, who was in Ilorin for the first time publicly since he lost
his senatorial return bid for the 8th year memorial prayer of his late
father Dr Olusola Saraki, not to set the state on fire again.
Kwara Publicity Secretary of APC, Alhaji Tajudeen Aro, in a statement
said the attack on security agencies was unacceptable.
“For the first time since Senator Bukola Saraki and his minions were
overwhelmingly rejected by the people of Kwara State, our state again
on Saturday recorded a sad reign of hoodlums at an event organised by
“This is sad and unacceptable. It is a reminder to the dark days of his
reign in the state.
“We have since 2019 put those ugly days behind us as a state. While
Senator Saraki is welcome back to Kwara from his self-exile after his
crushing defeat, we implore him not to bring back the era.
“With his supporters, including the urchins, driving against the traffic,
blocking public roads, injuring innocent citizens going about their own
businesses, and constituting nuisance to members of the public as was
the practice in those ugly years, members of the public have wondered
what has changed in the orientation of Senator Saraki.
“It is of great concern that many people were injured as a result of the
“For example, many innocent persons have been rushed to General
Hospital after sustaining serious injuries.
“We do not want such ugly development again in Kwara. We urge
decent members of the society to call Senator Saraki and his followers