1500 Islamic clerics pray and fast for Saraki

Supporters and loyalists of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki have engaged in vigil and fasting.
One of the conveners of the prayers, Mr.
Kayode Yusuf, who is popularly called ‘Maja,’ in an interview with Punch newspaper in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Saturday, said
prayer sessions were being held all over the state, especially in the
Ilorin motropolis.
He said he had mobilised over 500 Muslim
clerics while about 1,000, including the Chief Iman of Ilorin, Mohammad
Solihu were praying in different areas in the state for Saraki’s
“Yusuf, who is the convener of ‘Maja
Elders Forum’, called on President Buhari to intervene and prevent the
polity from being over-heated.He expressed the hope that Saraki’s travail would soon be over.Yusuf said,

 “We in Kwara are powerless.
The only thing we can do is to support him (Saraki) with prayers. We
have no money, soldiers, police or any other security apparatus. We are
just ordinary citizens of Kwara and Nigeria. But we in Kwara, especially
in Ilorin, believe in the power of prayers.
“All of us in Ilorin, including the Chief
Imam of Ilorin, are involved in the prayers. Saraki is our leader. He
must not come down. Within the short time that he was elevated as the
Senate President, we know what we have benefited from him.
“I have mobilised more than 500 Imans and
over 1,000 others are praying in different areas. They have been
praying and fasting. Even the women are praying for him. Saraki is our
benefactor. Even the uneducated do not want anything to happen to Bukola
Saraki. They are not sleeping but are also praying. The prayers will
last till Saraki’s ordeal is over.”
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