1500 Muslim clerics commissioned to pray and fast for Saraki

Prayer vigils and fasting have been organised for Senate President, Bukola Saraki, by his supporters and loyalists.

1,500 Muslim clerics have been mobilised in Kwara state, to intercede on Saraki’s behalf, as he faces a possible arrest.

One of the conveners of the prayers, Kayode Yusuf, said prayer sessions were being held all over the state, especially in the Ilorin.

Yusuf said the Chief Iman of Ilorin, Mohammad Solihu, is also part of the 1,500 clerics praying for Saraki, to come victorious in his battles.

“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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