Tension as minister takes Jonathan's campaign to Saraki's house

Date: 2015-03-25

There was tension in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, yesterday when the Minister of National Planning, Dr Abubakar Sulaiman, embarked on a house-to-house campaign for the re-election of President Jonathan.

The atmosphere was tense as he started his tour from Agbaji quarters, which is the country home of former governor of the state and All Progressives Congress (APC) leader Senator Bukola Saraki where a prayer session was held in his honour at the ancient Agbaji mosque.

A mild drama ensued before the ministerís arrival when some youths and APC supporters at Agbaji put up a stiff resistance at the entrance to prevent the minister from entering.

However, a massive detachment of mobile policemen and under cover security agents was deployed to the area to maintain law and order before the arrival of the minister, who was accompanied by several Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains.

Those with him were the party's deputy governorship candidate Alhaji Ahmed Yinka Aluko, Mr Dele Belgore, Alhaji Razaq Lawal, Barrister Kunle Sulyman, Alhaji Oba Ajaara, Alhaji Ladi Edun among others.

While the prayer session was ongoing at the mosque, Daily Trust observed the APC supporters shouting "change" and waving broom which is the symbol of the party.

After the prayer, the minister walked around many houses and met Islamic clerics including Sheikh Sharafadeen Ajara before heading to Fagba inside the popular Ago Market where he also visited the first mosque in Ilorin belonging to Sheikh Alimi. A prayer session was also held at the mosque which was built in 1830.

The minister, who spoke with newsmen after the tour, stressed that his visit was to sensitize Ilorin community and Kwarans on the achievements of President Jonathan in the state.

He said a vote for PDP at all levels would put an end to the "cheat, manipulation, oppression and exploitation" in the state.

Source

Click to add/read Comments


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Ita-Ore     Adam Abdullahi Al-Ilory     Olayinka Olaogun     Federal Polytechnic Offa     Oba Abdulkadir La'aro     Offa     Durosinlohun Kawu     Hamidat Sulyman-Yusuf     Mahmud Babatunde Baker     Khadijat Ayoola Yusuf     IF-K     Kwara Central     Hausa     Tafidan Kaiama     April 11     Anilelerin     Abdulwahab Oba     Abdulhakeem Adelaja Amao     Is'haq Modibbo Kawu     CCB     Atunwa     Vasolar Consultoria     Gafaru Olayiwola Olorisade     Lawan     Isin     Ajeigbe     Yakubu Dogara     Olatunji Ibrahim     Bureau Of Lands     Salihu Ajia     Harmony Holdings     Press Release     Yekeen Alabi     Abdulrasheed Na'Allah     Bilikis Oladimeji     Kwara Liberation Group     Onilorin     Kulende     Ajasse-Ipo     Yusuf Babatunde Abdulwahab     Ilorin     Jani Ibrahim     Zaratu Umar     Segun Adeniyi     Saka Asiat Ayinke     NAWOJ     Abubakar Baba Sulaiman     Boko Haram     TIC     Bilikisu Gambari     Ejidongari     IEDPU     Basit Olatunji     Oke-Odo     Mohammed Alabi Lawal     Sa'ad Alanamu     Ope Saraki     Isiaka Gold     Obasanjo     Kwara Poly     Matthew Okedare     Ganmo     Lola Ashiru     Owode Market     Kwara State Government     Idyat Omolola Isiaq     Ibrahim Kayode Adeyemi     Ilorin Descendants Progressive Union     Ibrahim Oniye     Idiagbon     S.O. Opowoye     Maigidasanma     Obuh     Ajayi Okasanmi     Kwara Pdp     Alao Ayotunde     Irepodun