Daily Trust (Abuja)

24 December 2012

Nigeria: Govenors Ahmed, Saraki Urged to Maintain Relationship

Ilorin — Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed and his predecessor, Dr. Bukola Saraki have been admonished to sustain the cordial relationship between them for the peace and progress of the state.

Renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh AbdulRasaq Adama-Thani while delivering a lecture at the 40th day prayer for the Second Republic Senate Leader, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki said many people expect the duo to clash but urged them to maintain the affability between them.

He said the duo should not allow anything that could sever their relationship and tarnish the reputation they have both toiled hard to build by engaging in skirmishes now or in the future as is the case with many political godfathers and godsons in the country.

Saraki, who is currently a Senator representing Kwara Central, was instrumental to the emergence of Ahmed in the 2011 election.

The cleric also enjoined political leaders across the country to emulate Saraki's simple lifestyle, saying the late Saraki instead of amassing wealth and acquiring gigantic properties deployed his resources for humanitarian purposes.

Saraki in his remark thanked the governor for standing behind the family since the demise of their father in November 14, assuring that the family would carry on with the ideals and principles of their departed patriarch.

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