Senate President Bukola Saraki got a massive heroic welcome to his state, Kwara on Tuesday, July 17 2018.
The development comes 10 daysafter the Supreme Court discharged and acquitted Saraki of allegations of false assets declaration.
The mammoth crowd waited for all of 8 hours to welcome Saraki at the Ilorin International Airport.
The supporters kept the atmosphere lively with lots of dance and music till the Senate President arrived via a 4.00p.m flight.
Saraki arrived Kwara state in the company of the Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Ali Ahmad; Senator Rafiu Ibrahim; former Speaker of the State House of Assembly and chairman House Committee on Judiciary, Razak Atunwa, as well as a former presidential spokesman, Dr. Doyin Okupe.
Multiple sources share the verdict that the development confirms Saraki’s tremendous standing in and beyond the state.
The Senate President who drove straight from the Airport to the palace of the Emir of Ilorin, Ibrahim Sulu Gambari in a media chat stated about the 3year legal battle against alleged corruption charges ''
“It’s been a long journey for all my own people in the state, and today we thank the Almighty God for this. I want to thank all of them who did not at any time waver. They believe in my innocence and supported me throughout those three very tough years and it was a great feeling for all of us.
“It is my first homecoming to thank them for all the support they have given me and the victory and for the fact that the truth prevailed and justice was done. Today is a day for me to visit and more importantly thank the people for the support they have given for years.
“As I always say time will come for everything, a time will come I will tell people where I am, what I’m doing. For now it is just to thank the people of the state because the last three years have been tough and they are still committed and remain and I have to appreciate that. I appreciate that.”
The Senate President was cheered by residents who lined the streets as his convoy move around town