The National Leader of the All Progressives Party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has urged the mammoth crowd and party supporters at the Ilorin rally to liberate Kwara State from the clutches of the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, in the forthcoming general elections.
Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos, made this call on Monday at the APC Presidential Campaign rally in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the rally was attended by President Muhammadu Buhari, who led other APC stalwarts, including a former Interim National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande; a former Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Adamu; the Party National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and others to the gathering.
Tinubu charged Kwara State people to take the advantage of the elections to liberate themselves from the political slavery in the state.
The APC chieftain, who delivered most of his address in Yoruba language, alleged: “It is a long time they have been mismanaging the state’s fund.
“Who is doing this?
“It is Bukola Saraki.
“We are here today to demand for freedom and liberation of the state.
“Today, we are here for Bukola Saraki.
“We are no longer his slaves.”
Tinubu noted that his party had nothing against the Senate president’s father, late Chief Olusola Saraki.
“We pray that God shall repose the soul of the late sage, Olusola Saraki, and grant him Aljanah Firdausi,” he said.
Senator Gbemisola Saraki, the younger sister to the Senate president and a member of the APC, was at the rally.
Tinubu said with the massive turn out of people at the rally and the political revolution going on in Kwara, the state would be free from oppression.
“I know this is the celebration of your freedom, this is the celebration of the fallen of the Berlin wall and the end to oligarchy, the emperor that have enslaved Kwara,” he said.
Tinubu educated the people on how to cast their votes appropriately for APC and to avoid rejected ballots.
Speaking in same vein, Oshiomhole said the rally was a celebration of the end of Saraki’s reign, who had held the state by the jugular.
He said the mammoth crowd at the rally is an affirmation of the “O to Ge”, meaning “Enough is Enough” slogan across the state.
He said: “You must vote APC to oust Bukola, who has underdeveloped Kwara and who controls your governors as a master will control a cook.
“I cannot wait until Saturday when the referendum to chase out Bukola Saraki will be carried out.”
NAN reports that Oshiomhole presented the APC flag to the party’s governorship candidate, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.