Traditional rulers in Kwara State warn against turning politics into persecution

map-kwaraTRADITIONAL 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.”

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  • Belma Jimeta

    Certainly My Traditional rulers in Kwara state as you rightly said, May God not make it a problem for you but my question is, if your child is accuse of something wrong, wouldn’t you question him or check very well before making a comment or wait to hear from the both side before taking side ? Beside, this CCD tribunal a professional institution for that matter why making it look like a political vendetta ? why was your son running away from judgement anyway or rather block it when he should simply be adhering to it as a law maker ? I am very sorry to say , you people are not helping the nation but bring it down. That act of every Emir, obas ,igwes,elite or political figure in Nigeria commonly supporting an indicted person that comes from your region ,state, religion and ethnicity is not arguing well for nation development to frankly telling the truth irrespective who’s is involved. Do u support a chid who’s a theft or accuse of simply coz he’s yours ? too bad Nation.