Supreme Court Acquittal: Saraki Gets Heroic Reception In Ilorin (PHOTOS)

The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki was on Tuesday, accorded a heroic reception by a crowd of supporters and admirers that gathered at Ilorin International Airport to welcome him to Ilorin.


Supreme Court acquittal: ‘Heroic’ welcome for Saraki in Ilorin
This is coming ten days after the nation’s Supreme Court discharged and acquitted him of allegations of false assets declaration.

According to a statement by the Media Department of the President of the Senate, Saraki’s supporters waited for the arrival of their leader for about eight hours, having assembled at the airport as early as 8.00am
Motorists and other road users had a hectic time on the Ilorin-Ogbomosho road, as Saraki’s supporters lined both sides of the road with vehicles stretching for kilometers.

Supreme Court acquittal: ‘Heroic’ welcome for Saraki in Ilorin
He was accompanied on the flight by the Speaker of the state’s house of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, former Speaker of the state Assembly and chairman House Committee on Judiciary, Barr. Razak Atunwa as well as former presidential spokesman, Dr. Doyin Okupe.

While taking questions from newsmen, Saraki described his three-year trial as tough but expressed satisfaction that his followers never doubted his innocence as he had told them on many occasions.


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