Traditional rulers in Kwara State warn against turning politics into persecution
TRADITIONAL rulers in Kwara State yesterday threw their weight behind the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, seeking for a demarcation between politics and persecution over his travails before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT)
The monarchs led by their Chairman/Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari warned against politics of persecution, saying the trial of Saraki before the Code of Conduct Tribunal was not the change mantra of All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigerians bargained for.
Sulu-Gambari, who led prominent traditional rulers in the state on a solidarity visit to Saraki’s residence in Ilorin yesterday, said that the trial was a pointer to upset Nigerians.
The Emir of Ilorin who spoke on behalf of his colleagues stated, “it would be unwise to disguise under political altar to cow perceived political enemy.”
He admonished Nigerians to be wary of bad elements bent on dismantling the country on account of political vendetta.
“We are here for good reasons and bring the goodwill of the Council of Chiefs, representing all the chiefs and traditional rulers of Kwara State. We come here to join our son (Bukola Saraki) with whom we are much pleased.
“We are ready to support him. We are here to see him on the various constitutional challenges, we would not call it problem, and may God not make it a problem for us.”