The race for Senate leadership is getting more interesting as people from different groups and religious affiliations offer prayers to God, to ensure the victory and emergence of Dr Bukola Saraki as the next Senate President.
While the All Progressives Congress (APC) championed the cause, Dr Saraki has also said that he is hopeful of becoming the next Senate President.
The prayer session was started by the Kwara South chapter of the APC where representatives from seven local governments converged at Ajjase Ipo, the headquarters of Irepodun Local Government to seek the blessings of God for the emergence of Dr. Saraki as the President.
The State Chairman of the party, Ishola Balogun Fulani, noted that the Senator is qualified to hold the position, having served as the Chairman of the Governors Forum meritoriously.
He also appealed to the party leadership to zone the post to North Central and other Senators to support Saraki for the coveted post.
Pastor Bisi Oyewo, who led the Christians, expressed belief that Dr. Saraki has contributed immensely to the growth and success of the party and ought to be rewarded with the post of the Senate President.
While playing host to traditional rulers from Kwara Central which comprises of Magajis and Alanguas, the State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, who spoke in Yoruba, urged the royal fathers to intensify their prayers for Saraki’s emergence as the President of the Senate.
Anthony Olanrewaju Awotoye, popularly known as Tony Tetuila, has just declared his intention to run for Kwara State House of Assembly as member representing Irepodun Local Government Area.
The music crooner who used to be part of a music group “The Remedies”, split with the group and has been successful as a solo artist.
Although the afro hip hop artist has not done much in the music industry of late.
He was one of the hottest music stars in Nigeria and his song “My Car” paved way for his success in the music industry and gained him global acclaim.
Tetuila joins the likes of Nigerian artist, 9ice, and Nollywood stars Julius Agwu, Kate Henshaw, and Desmond Elliot who have announced their interest in political positions ahead of the 2015 elections.
Nearly 60 houses have been destroyed in Omu Aran and Egosi Ile communities, Kwara state by a rainstorm which lasted for 45 minutes leading to the massive loss of properties and government structures.
The residents of Omu Aran, Irepodun local government and Egosi Ile in Oke Ero local government of Kwara state have lamented the destruction of their homes and loss of properties which was caused a rainstorm.
The rainstorm which lasted for 45 minutes affected the palace of the immediate past and the private residence of the reigning Olomu of Omu Aran. The oldest clinic, churches, and houses of two widows were also not spared.
The storm also uprooted electric cables, trees and damaged walls.
At Egosi Ile in Oke Ero local government, a 10 minute drive from Omu Aran, the roofs of nearly 20 houses were blown off on the same day.
Most of the houses had their roofs shattered and thrown several meters away from their houses.
The victims said that no lives were lost and have started the reconstruction and renovation of affected buildings; while the aged and the poor have called on the government to come to their aid.
The traditional ruler who was visibly shaken by the unfortunate incident said that great efforts would be needed to resettle most of the victims who are poor.
The state government has however assured that it will address the situation after assessing the extent of the damages.