Members of the Ilorin community held a prayer session on Friday to pray for the acquittal of Senate President, Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
The prayer session(pictured) started around 12.00pm just as eighty lawyers represented the embattled Senate president at his ongoing trial in Abuja.
Dressed in white, the prayer warriors that was made up of members of a Muslim movement founded after Senator Saraki’s late father, Olusola Saraki held their prayer at one of Ilorin’s founders, Sheik Alimi’s prayer site at Okesuna near former University of Ilorin mini campus.
The Olusola Saraki movement was founded by former Chairman, Kwara State Local Government Service Commission, Alhaji Kayode Sulyman Yusuf also known as Maja, who is currently battling stroke.
It was said that they observed the Friday prayer at the same place.
Meanwhile not a few people who hail from the ancient town of Ilorin have expressed their displeasure at the congregation, saying that they are hypocrites and serving mammon.
“Saraki is facing corruption charges, and rather than praying for his exoneration right thinking people should only pray for justice to prevail, ” one Rasak Ibrahim told our correspondent.
It would be recalled that the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Friday, fixed March 24, 2016, to deliver ruling on an application brought before it by Senate President Bukola Saraki, seeking to quash the 13-count charge bordering on false assets declaration preferred against him by the Federal government.