Saraki: I’m dis­turbed by po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence in Ilorin

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Romoke W. Ah­mad, Ilorin

Se­nate Pres­i­dent Bukola Saraki week­end said he was dis­turbed by the news of re­cent po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence in Ilorin, Kwara State Cap­i­tal.

He urged his sup­port­ers to re­main calm fol­low­ing at­tacks by some po­lit­i­cal thugs where peo­ple were in­jured and prop­erty de­stroyed.

Saraki, dur­ing his visit to Ag­baji quar­ters, said: “I am dis­turbed by news of re­cent po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence in Ilorin. Cam­paigns should be about ideas, not vi­o­lence. All con­cerned must avoid ac­tions that can rup­ture peace of our state and threaten its se­cu­rity. Se­cu­rity agents are to se­cure lives and prop­erty and pros­e­cute of­fend­ers.”

Saraki as­sured his peo­ple that their pro­tec­tion and safety is in the hands of God. Saraki added that the un­for­tu­nate in­ci­dent had jus­ti­fied his ear­lier claim that there were threats to his life, his fam­ily and sup­port­ers.

He thanked them for re­main­ing stead­fast in their sup­port for the Saraki po­lit­i­cal dynasty and the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party.

The Se­nate pres­i­dent also vis­ited the Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, Ilorin, to sym­pa­thise with the vic­tims of the at­tacks.

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