|Dr. Olubukola Saraki stepping out of the plane|
|Waving atop his car in the motorcade|
|Crowds waving and hailing their hero|
|Senate President acknowledging greetings.|
|Dr. Olubukola Saraki with the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Sulu Gambari|
After 3 years of uncertainty over what could be the final verdict in his case at the court premised on false declaration of assets, it was most likely the biggest relief of his life, when the Supreme Court, which is Nigeria’s highest court of the land declared him innocent and acquitted him of all charges brought against many days back.
So Nigeria’s Senate President, a former 2 term Governor of his beloved state-Kwara, a trained medical doctor in the person of Dr. Abubakar Olubukola Saraki, 55 returned to his homestead-Ilorin just yesterday and it was a return that could be compared to that of a triumphant warrior who had just come home after a victory of extraordinary proportions. And to show their love for their hero par excellence who after facing a battle that could have consumed him and rendered him mojoless, his fans, admirers and supporters alike came out enmasse and accorded him a heroic welcome befitting a returning hero that would have warmed his heart sumptuously and caused jitters in the hearts of his enemies.
The supporters who had arrived around the Ilorin Airport in Kwara State waited several hours, as much as 8 hours to receive their hero and to give him a worthy rousing reception. The Ilorin-Ogbomosho Road, on which the Airport is located was lined on both sides with cars of his supporters spanning many kilometers long. The cars parked on the sides of the roads particularly affected the traffic on that road, as those coming into town from Ogbomosho and environs had a horrid time.
So when the man of the moment in the person of Dr. Olubukola Saraki finally arrived at the International Airport, Ilorin with his entourage made up of Dr Doyin Okupe, Dr. Razak Atunwa, Dr. Ali Ahmad & Senator Rafiu Ibrahim it was like the triumphant entry of a saviour! The rousing welcome was totally unprecedented, it was a gross display of love for him by his people, which must have totally melted his heart. With how the people came out to hail his motorcade, the 3rd highest person in hierarchy in the present Government must have felt a glow in his heart and a glorious and very large embrace from his people. Could this utter display of support and love touch his heart and make him make the decision to contest next year’s Presidential election? We eagerly await his decision on that and also on whether he would be dumping his party-The APC for another party.
Responding to newsmen questions after the rousing welcome, the Senate President spoke on his battles of the last 3 years thus–He described his three-year trial as tough but expressed satisfaction that his followers never doubted his innocence as he had told them on many occasions