Ilorin - The llorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union and the Forum of Directors of Personnel and Treasurers in the 16 Local Government Councils in Kwara on Wednesday announced their support to Bukola Saraki as next President of the Senate.
National President of the union, Alhaji Abdul-Hamid Hadi, stated this at a news conference in llorin on Tuesday.
Hadi said that the group had unanimously supported the candidature of Saraki for the position, adding that the senator merited the position in view of his contributions to political and economic development of Kwara.
He said that Saraki's achievement as chairman of the Governor's Forum and other outstanding qualities qualified him for senate president’s position, saying that his leadership of the upper chamber would engender development of the legislature.
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He appealed to the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone the position to the North-Central and choose Saraki.
Hadi explained that the union’s support the senator was not politically motivated but propelled by the spirit of patriotism and confidence the Union has Saraki.
He therefore, urged Nigerians to suppport the former Kwara governor for the position since the position had never been held by somebody from the state.
He congratulated Muhammadu Buhari on his recent election victory and prayed for his success in the task ahead.