He spoke with newsmen in Ilorin on Saturday, on the sidelines of the ninth memorial prayer for his late father, Olusola Abubakar Saraki, held on the household’s residence, Iloffa Street GRA, Ilorin.
The 2-time governor of Kwara State, mentioned “crucial factor is for President Muhammadu Buhari to assent the electoral invoice for Nigerians to learn from its different elements.
” Direct main is finest for political events if correctly finished. However I’m positive Nigerians usually are not ready for it, as a result of there’s nonetheless a number of work to be finished.
” However now that the Nationwide Meeting has handed it, we must always make one of the best out of the scenario quite than permitting the controversy on one merchandise to throw away the opposite good elements of the invoice,” Dr Saraki added.
He counseled the INEC on the profitable conduct of the latest Anambra governorship election, the place the PDP emerged second, saying it was successful for Nigeria and democracy.
On the not too long ago concluded PDP Nationwide Conference, Dr Saraki mentioned the celebration additionally demonstrated capability and management qualities to ship the nation with the way in which its leaders reconciled to carry the conference.
“What’s necessary now could be Nigeria and never the private ambition of anyone,” he declared.
Chief Imam of Ilorin, Sheikh Muhammad Bashir Soliu, led the prayer session assisted by different distinguished Islamic students.
Ebubeagu Security Operative Beheaded in Ebonyi
Unknown gunmen have beheaded a member of local security outfit, Ebubeagu.
The victim has been identified as one Sunday Nwafor. He was killed in Ekpelu community, in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The gunmen stormed Nwafor’s house at night while he was asleep and shot him dead. They dragged his body out of his room and cut off his head, which they took away.
The state police spokesperson, Loveth Odah who confirmed the incident said;
“According to the DPO of Ikwo Police Division, some gunmen went to the house of one Sunday Nwafor. He was about 30 years old and a member of the Ebubeagu security outfit. The gunmen broke into his room while he was asleep and shot him dead. They dragged the body outside and beheaded him.
“His wife, who spoke to the police, said before she heard a gunshot, she overheard one of the hoodlums telling her husband that he left them in the bush and came back home to enjoy himself by collecting N30,000 monthly from the government.
“Two of the suspects have been arrested; investigation is ongoing. This act is barbaric and inhumane. This is coming barely two weeks after we recorded the other Ebubeagu incident, in which someone was also killed in this form and half burnt.
“The Commissioner of Police condemns in totality this kind of killing and has vowed to do everything within the ambit of the law to ensure that the remaining perpetrators are brought to book.”
One Dies As Granite-Laden Truck Falls On Bus At Sango
In what will come across as a really heartbreaking development, one person died on Sunday after a truck conveying granite fell on a bus at the bad portion of Sango tollgate, along the Lagos-Abeokuta highway, Ogun State.
The accident, which occurred at 5:10 pm, claimed the life of a commercial bus driver, while the truck driver sustained no injury.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the incident, saying the yellow Vanagon bus was registered as FST 744YD, while the Howo truck was marked LND634YE.
The FRSC spokesperson in Ogun, Florence Okpe, said “the suspected cause of the crash was a bad portion of the road.”
NaijaOnPoint recalls that residents of Sango-Ota axis have made repeated calls to government, asking the road, which they described as a death trap, be fixed.
According to Okpe, the rescue operations took the concerted efforts of men of the FRSC rescue team and the MTD section of the Nigeria Police Force, Sango.
She explained that a crane was hired to lift the truck off the Vanagon bus.
“The dead body was taken to the General Hospital, Ifo,” she added.