Senate President Bukola Saraki has accused Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State leaving him vulnerable and open to attack at the Eid Prayer Grounds in Ilorin, Kwara State on Thursday September 24, where he was stoned with rocks and water sachets. Click here and here for our previous reports on the attack.
However, it was revealed that Governor Ahmed confided in aides and the traditional ruler of Ilorin that the Senate President made himself the target of furious crowd because he failed to listen to security reports and advice urging him to stay away from Ilorin during the Sallah holiday. A security source corroborated the governor’s sentiment. According to him, security agencies in the state had been aware of public anger against the governor and Mr. Saraki, especially as information circulated among residents about the size of the senator’s assets and personal wealth. He added that many people in the state, among them unemployed youth and workers who are owed arrears of salaries, felt that the Saraki family had exploited them for years.
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