As the race for who becomes the next Senate President gathers momentum, associates and supporters of the Senator representing Kwara Central, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who is one of the leading contenders for the coveted seat, on Saturday offered prayers for the success of his ambition.
The prayer sessions, coordinated by a former Special Adviser to the Kwara State Governor, on Communication and Strategy, were led by Christian and Muslim clerics comprising 9 delegation from the Christian Association of Nigeria and League of Imams from Kwara South Senatorial District.
During a media briefing, the All Progressives Congress Chairman in Kwara South, Jimoh Balogun, said Saraki, who is a two-term governor of Kwara State and currently chairs the Senate Committee on Ecology and Environment, was qualified to lead the Senate.
Balogun also described as untrue, the insinuation that Kwara State is a Yoruba state, saying the state is among the 19 northern states in the country.
The APC chieftain added that constitutionally and demographically, Kwara is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious state.
Balogun said, “We are equally aware that North-Central geo-political zones was considered for the Senate presidency especially because of its crucial electoral performances and in due observance of the principles of equity and fair play.
“We are equally convinced that within the North-Central geo-political zone, Kwara State deserves to produce the next Senate President for two unassailable reasons: on the strength of its outstanding performance in the 2015 general elections. Since Benue State has produced two Senate presidents over a cumulative tenure of three terms, it would be most unfair no to give it to Kwara”.