The ancient city of Ilorin was agog last weekend as the Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki visits his country home.
The arrival to his GRA his hometown is the first since the 2019 general elections where he lost his bid to return to the Senate.
Bukola’s visit to the town is for the eight-year Fidau prayer for his late dad, Olushola Saraki, and the silver jubilee anniversary of the coronation of the Emir of Ilorin, Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.
The ex-Senate President was welcomed by a huge crowd of supporters at the Ilorin International Airport.
Supporters lined up the route leading to the palace of the Emir of Ilorin.
Thereafter, Saraki arrived at his family’s GRA residence where the Chief Imam of Ilorin, Alhaji Muhammad Bashir led the prayers.
Ambiance sound admirers cheering Saraki and Alh. Muhammad Bashir, Chief Imam of Ilorin leading a prayer session.
Also present is his younger sister who is also the Minister of State for Transport, Gbemisola Saraki.
Saraki lost the February 23 National Assembly election to represent Kwara Central Senatorial District.
Although he contested under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he polled 68,994 votes to trail behind Dr. Ibrahim Oloriegbe of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who garnered 123,808.