Nigeria: Kwara’s Strongman and Politician, Olusola Saraki is dead

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Nov 14th, 2012

Second Republic Senate Leader and Waziri of Ilorin, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki is dead. The old politician gave up early on Wednesday in Lagos.

Saraki who was fondly referred to as “Oloye” bestrode the political arena of Kwara State like a colossus for decades and until recently, he was the godfather who determined who got what as far as politics in Kwara was concerned. He was 79 years old.

His son and former Governor of Kwara State, Senator Bukola Saraki could not be reached on phone, his media assistant, Akintoba Fatigun however confirmed Oloye’s demise.

As of the time of filing this report, his body was laready being moved to Ilorin as burial has been slated for 4 pm.

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