|President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki|
The All Progressives Congress in Kwara State has said external forces and desperate politicians mobilised miscreants and thugs to the Ilorin Eid praying ground on Thursday [Sept. 24] in a failed attempt to embarrass the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Theeagleonline reports.
Saraki and his entourage were briefly at Ilorin Eid praying ground on Thursday.
The APC said according to reliable information and the confession of one of the apprehended thugs, the miscreants and thugs were conveyed from a neighbouring state and Lagos State to Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Wednesday.
A witness was quoted to have said: “Shortly after the senate president and other dignitaries arrived, some people started throwing stones and sachet waters in the direction of the Senate President and other important people". “They started chanting Ole Ole Ole (thief), “Pay us our salaries”, “Where is our bailout money” and “Don’t use bailout money to service Abuja politics.”
APC party said they had planned to use sachets of pure water and other yet unidentified arms to cause confusion at the Ilorin Eid praying ground but it took the intervention of the vigilant and conscious people of Kwara State to thwart the evil plan and apprehend some of the thugs.
The party added in the statement: “While this is our preliminary statement on the unfortunate incident, we wish to state that what some desperate politicians failed to achieve via electoral process at the National Assembly, what they also failed to achieve through all the politically-motivated traps against the Senate President, the same desperate politicians attempted to achieve it today at the Ilorin Eid praying ground but the evil plan was thwarted by the ever vigilant people of Kwara State.
“We call on the Kwara State Police Command and other security agencies to immediately start clinical investigation on the activities of the imported miscreants and their sponsors. The investigation should start with the already-apprehended miscreants forthwith.”
IMAGES: President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki arrived Eid Praying Ground: