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A video uploaded by Sahara Reporters’ SaharaTV shows Senate President Bukola Saraki being “stoned” and heckled today when he went to the Eid prayer ground in Ilorin.

Though the video is not clear, sounds of “Ole” can be clearly heard. Saraki is the former Governor of Kwara State where he served 2 consecutive terms. He was arraigned at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja where he is facing false assets declaration charges.

No official word from Saraki’s camp.

 

54 Comments

  1. maromec

    September 24, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    These people were hired by APC
    APC and propaganda
    Good for you Saraki

    • Truth

      September 25, 2015 at 1:18 am

      I cannot believe that you support this guy. A man who looted his state as governor. I don’t care who brings justice to him but he must get it. APC/PDP, judgment will befall all of them. Awon oloriburuku gbogbo.

    • maromec

      September 25, 2015 at 10:42 am

      You still don’t understand a lot of things
      I can never support him,he is a betrayal

    • See clear.

      September 25, 2015 at 11:35 am

      Am I the only one who understands what the first commenter (maromec) is saying? Yes, in these climes, it is certainly most probable that the hecklers were hired by APC, just as many Nigerians know/believe that his current travails at CCB/CCT are APC national leadership-instigated to teach him a lesson/exact vengeance for his maradona-ing and usurpation of their will and preferred candidates and colluding with the opposition PDP to get himself, and PDP officers into the leadership of the National Assembly. The assets declaration form being used against Saraki is not 2015, it is since like 2003, why have eyes suddenly opened to it now? Buhari who said he is all for democracy and that he will work with whoever the NASS choose for themselves has refused to meet since with the Senate President (Saraki) since his election. All these years, when Nigerians knew (okay, innocent till proven guilty) suspected/believed that the Saraki’s wealth was ill-gotten, Societe Generale’s story remains as FACT before all, yet, we watched in amazement as the late father and entire family continued to be treated a gods/demi-gods/kings/rulers in Kwara state by its people. The late father and since his demise, in fact, before his demise by death, his political demise was at the hand if the son, the family has controlled and decided who gets political power in Kwara state for decades! They control/influence and make sure they are always very strongly allied with the Emir, Imam as well. They have lived their opulent life before Kwarans for decades. People used to line up, crowd the family house in Kwara to collect handouts from the late father, possibly the still do when the son is in town, I don’t know. We didn’t hear then that the same people were questioning where the money to supply all those handouts was coming from or that they were stoning or heckling them for it. Nigerians have never heard of such a thing happening to a SARAKI! in KWARA state of all places! at a MOSQUE! of all places! During a muslim festival i.e. a period when the people (the class who would do the stoning) would even traditionally be receiving and expecting to receive largesse from him! Marotec was just displaying the same understanding of Nigerian politcis that many other Nigerians have and have displayed concerning this story. Many want to see him be tried for Societe General, at the very least. Acknowledging the political motivations and puppeteering behind his current travails does not in any way invalidate that.

      Finally, Marotec said “Good for you”, which I would expect nmany of us as Nigerians would know is very different from and contrary to when an Englishman says “Good on you”. It’s like when Yorubas say “O da fun e”. It means you’re getting your just desserts. It never means approval.

    • nene+

      September 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      @ Truth, how I wish you have the balls to say the same to Tinubu and Aisha haliburton scandals!!!

      Unfortunately you worship them!

      What ever happens time shall tell, all I know is that Tinubu puppet won’t be the senate president!!!!!

    • Wale

      September 25, 2015 at 7:38 am

      The people are now raising up! It has been written that the poor will eat the rich and those oppressing them. This is beginning to happen. This is not a paid crowd this is an organic rise up by disenfranchised people. These are Saraki’s own people in own his home town. His end has come.

    • Logical

      September 25, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Even if they were hired by APC, it’s nothing he doesn’t deserve. Do they want to run Kwara StAte like Libya? If he doesn’t leave power now what will befall him will be worse than Gaddafi because we Kwarans aren’t fools

    • Frida

      September 25, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      I will continue to say this: the APC is just a party fill of hypocrites and past criminals.

      so when they chose Saraki to represent the party as a senatorial candidate. .They didn’t know he was corrupt? When he won the senatorial seat under the APC they didn’t know he was corrupt? When he defected from the PDP. ..They didn’t know he was corrupt?

      When he campaigned tirelessly in February to march 2015…Following pres Buhari around…They didn’t know he was corrupt.

      I’ll continue to say this…..he’s only being prosecuted because he went against the party’s wish. If he did as they wanted ….would they have exposed him as a criminal in CCT?

      How many more criminals do we have lurking in APC?

      Nigerians OPEN your eyes and RECEIVE SENSE! APC is the same as PDP even worse.

      NIGERIA HAS A LONG WAY TO GO.

  2. ken

    September 24, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    But why would he go to such gathering when he knows a case is pending against him. He should thread carefully with the moves he makes at this point. But you know what they say-when people are fed up and have nothing else to lose, they will attack you. Just like the French Revolution, the people have the power to bring people in high positions down

    • Wale

      September 25, 2015 at 8:00 am

      One word-Arrogance! That is his major weakness and by Allah’s will that is what will destroy him.

    • kanyin

      September 25, 2015 at 9:27 am

      That’s the thing tho! Nigeria is the land of impunity! All things been equal… Nigerians hail and glorify these thieves. this is a new era indeed. Bukola Saraki ti kabukun! This is open shame and disgrace.

  3. CB

    September 24, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    What exactly did this man do? I’ve been so out of the loop… I see BN wrote ‘false declaration of assets’…can someone please give me the summary of the gist in layman’s terms. Tainz a lot.

    • JEGAism

      September 25, 2015 at 7:12 am

      @ CB Google and Vanguard/Guaardian newspaper is your friend.

    • CB

      September 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      No, they’re not. Google stole my girlfriend the other day and I never heard of vanguard/guardian much less having an established relationship/friendship with them ?

      Now if I may ask, how effective are you as a douchebag? Do you need multiple fills or can you get the job done in one rinse.
      My apologies for asking you questions against….

    • Wale

      September 25, 2015 at 8:07 am

      Now where do we start, some times in dec 1962 a boy was born to a man called olusola that came from the south west region of Nigeria but claims he was from kwara state…

    • CB

      September 25, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      I didn’t ask who he was, I asked what is recent sin was….Boda Wale, ejo, e melo le ko waec?? shey olodo niyin ni sir?, nkan ta bi yin ni ke dahun…a n w’iru e’n wiru.

    • FasholasLover

      September 25, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      @CB, hehehe, you just made my day with this your response. It is EPIC!

      Mon Mon da boda Wale loun o jeeh. Won ko WASCE lemerin pere!!

    • James

      September 26, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      @Nnenne, it is never a crime to believe in the Scripture; Bible but it will be a crime if it is been used to rubbish the Life people… these people are to establish good standard of living for people and not using their opportunity to create demented environment…Sen. Saraki uses Bible advantages

      Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

  4. Missy J

    September 24, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Awwww really bad.
    Now we know who truly is the King of the North.
    LOOL the Northerners don’t joke with anything concerning Buhari oh, APC don’t need to send them, them will send themselves.
    Hopefully this doesn’t kill his presidential aspiration.

  5. Missy J

    September 25, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Ewwooooo Iyami oh!! Here I was thinking Kwara is a Northern state oh.
    Now I’m confused, is Kwara a Northern, Western or Middle beat state?
    But one thing still stands and that is Saraki has lost his street credibility.

    • Tamales

      September 25, 2015 at 6:56 am

      Kwara na Yoruba state but politically zoned to North central, but has a massive influence of Islam. They speak Yoruba in Ilorin.

    • Thatgidigirl

      September 25, 2015 at 7:42 am

      Seriously missy j???? Kwara a northern state?? were u sleeping in social studies class? What’s there to be confused about abi u can’t Google the map of Nigeria? Sorry if it seems like I’m attacking you but the display of ignorance about your country and laziness to research just a bit is quite irksome

    • X

      September 25, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      Kwara is a western state

    • Missy J

      September 25, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks alot!

  6. Ebere

    September 25, 2015 at 12:17 am

    I know it’s Sallah, I have to say “Jesus”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Very Embarrassing……..

    • peperempe

      September 25, 2015 at 8:14 am

      Im embarrassed on his behalf…..its so bad

  7. Kels

    September 25, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Sigh…. o well *shrugs*

  8. warizdiz

    September 25, 2015 at 12:50 am

    I do not like Saraki one bit. Betrayal runs in his blood. However, this is how it starts. Wiston Churchill said ” failure to act when action would have been simple and effective, lack of good reasoning, and confusion of counsel, all these lead to endless repetition of history.” The APC house – a house built on sand. Buhari should be weary of all the desperate, vengeful blood suckers masquerading as change agents. Burn me once, shame on you; burn me twice, shame on me…… the saying goes… Buhari did not fight for democracy, so he can afford to hide his head in the sands. This is how it starts.

    • FasholasLover

      September 25, 2015 at 7:21 am

      I do not like Saraki either. Anyone remember that nauseating pension he awarded to himself? Saraki is bad like that. Good for him. Buhari should watch his back Tinubu is a desperate man.

      Having said that, l wish the people of LAGOS State will have the liver to come for “the Owner” of LAGOS State. The drug Lord and Jagaban of thieves who own half of Lagos. He is worse than Saraki.

    • Wale

      September 25, 2015 at 7:50 am

      Apc house was already built on concrete foundation before the likes of Saraki came to use it as climbing stone. Saraki was not one of the founding members. As always he used apc when it was convenient for him. The APC folks were always aware of this- Saraki told everybody who would listen after he came to join apc, a group that was kind enough to accommodate him “that he Saraki will tame the lion of bourdillon, he even added Emi ni mo so be”. The arrogant bastard didn’t know that people were listening and watching him. He is such a polarizing person. He has quarreled with everyone, from his father to his sister to his former party etc etc. look in order for the country to move on, they should remove him now-I believe one of the judgement the CCT an make is to ban him for life from holding political office. They should do that and end all these distractions. The man is an evil crook. His ugly wife that goes about pretending she supports women’s empowerment but patronizes the likes of Dino melayi a well documented wife beater and female molester. They should all just go away. Are they only ones in the country. Saraki this, Saraki that…when your own people too are feed up, it is time to take the high road.

    • nnenne

      September 26, 2015 at 2:48 am

      No wale…Being banned from assuming political office is not a Nigerian thing.
      He will come back claiming repentance.
      After all,you can commit treason and still run for the highest post in the land… Office of the President.

    • K

      September 26, 2015 at 3:31 am

      APC should also not forget that without PDP members (undercover APC ) they wouldn’t have won the election in the first place.

  9. cindy

    September 25, 2015 at 12:54 am

    “tear gas ni, ema sa” ke? iru isokuso wo leyi? So I should stand and be shooting video when they are throwing tear gas abi? Not a smart move bro. As for the first commenter @maromec your situation is a case of paranoia. I can’t help you.

    • Maromec

      September 25, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      Chai
      Your case is not Here
      Bye Cindy

  10. warizdiz

    September 25, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Winston S. Churchill: The Watchman

  11. Tolu

    September 25, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Na wa o …Sigh….. *shrugs*

  12. lola

    September 25, 2015 at 5:58 am

    This is just a tip of the iceberg Mr Saraki,we Kwarans are tired of the saraki’s family.You turn kwara to a monarchial state where u can rule and pass the power to the next family member.Kwara is among the worst state in Nigeria, no development at all. Fathai Ahmed,ur own day is coming too.

  13. Mimi May

    September 25, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Though Bukola may not be a saint, he slogged it out with his late dad, Olusola Saraki when the dad wanted to impose his daughter, Gbemi to Kwara people as Governor after Bukola’s second tenure. Bukola told the late dad that governance in Kwara state is not meant for the Sarakis. What am I saying? Every Public office holder is a looter. Bukola’s sins was conniving with PDP (where as he’s an APC but PDP at heart) to clinch SP seat. They now use Code of conduct to rope him on because he made a false declaration of asset which any one could make. However, he didn’t play a smart move here cos declaration of asset by Public office holders is not in the Constitution. It is only by choice. He wanted to play along as good SP not knowing that banana peels were littered in tha National Assembly waiting to floor him as was done to late SP Chuba Okadigbo. I wish him luck.

  14. Naked

    September 25, 2015 at 8:29 am

    A typical case of “everyday for the thief and one day for the owner”.

    This kleptomaniac senate president was the one who heisted my father’s hard earned money in the days of Société general bank along with that of other customers. May his name be forgotten in the footnotes of posterity.

  15. Kicks

    September 25, 2015 at 9:18 am

    This is really bad

  16. OD

    September 25, 2015 at 9:20 am

    To the first commenter, You dont know jack about what is going on, so just shut the crap. As for Saraki, this is just the beginning for you. You will definitely reap what you sow. Ilorin people ride on.

  17. Helen Events Blog

    September 25, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Na wa ooo!

  18. Logical

    September 25, 2015 at 10:38 am

    This is just beginning. He doesn’t know anything. I am so glad he forced his way to the national level. Makes the humiliation more public. A greedy family without the interest of his own state. It’s a good thing this is starting from your own Ilorin people(kwara central), don’t worry the Kwara North and South will come for you soon.

    God will punish all of you.

  19. FreeKwara

    September 25, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    I do not dismiss the fact that some people have tendency to be violent and it shouldn’t be condoned. However, in this case if you have tried everything as a patient citizen. People refused to vote for him yet somehow he is in power, this man and his family has refused to leave power. The only option is to stone them away, to cease every opportunity to show our disapproval and dislike.
    Kwara will be liberated by God’s special Grace but till then it’s not too early to start facing the consequences of your selfish actions.

  20. Green

    September 25, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I’m waiting for the day Abians will come for Senator (former governor) T. A. Orji. Men without the fear of God who have made themselves God. Someone please tell T A Orji that whether he is stoned or not in this generation that the God of vengeance will still visit his family till the fourth generation (except of course those who will come to know Christ), for all the deaths and pains he caused families in Abia, mine inclusive.

  21. Green

    September 25, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    I meant god

  22. jojo

    September 25, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    These are paid persecutors/actors to drive a point home. APC got out maneuvered in the senate and have resorted to thuggery to get their way.
    By the way, I have no dog in this game and couldn’t be bothered who the senate president. We just need an competent person and all this is distracting and not good for Nigeria.
    The APC focus was so much on winning presidency that they did not think about what the next step will/should be, hence all this mess.
    Grow up dudes. You have a country to run.

    • FreeKwarans

      September 25, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      I will say running a country starts from selecting the right candidate to run it. Not a greedy, selfish, and wicked self imposed leader. if you need someone competent, then you can start devising means to make him leave his very important seat, because this thief of a human being is far from competent. The best he can do is to use the country;s money to own 10 more mansions.
      So, you grow up and discourage what is wrong.

  23. Wale

    September 25, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    You obvious failed jamb, because if you didn’t you’d have realized that the sin of Bukola Saraki started with his father’s
    credibility. Since you know so much about Wasc why don’t you just google and do some reasearch about the sins of Bukola Saraki. You are obviously part of his sponsored fellas. Yes, I am using fellas since that is the name an “Oga wale” would use. ?

    • Wale

      September 25, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      This was for @CB

    • CB

      September 26, 2015 at 12:33 am

      Yes ‘I obvious failed jamb’

      ??? oga wale olodo!!!

  24. nnenne

    September 26, 2015 at 2:57 am

    @jojo…Many e- hugs!!!!!

  25. nnenne

    September 26, 2015 at 3:03 am

    ..and Kwara people just realized how bad Saraki is? If he did not offend the godfathers, would he have been prosecuted?
    He falsely declared his assets when?

    Only God knows how many Sarakis or even worst hidden among us.

  26. Ifiokobong

    December 26, 2015 at 9:53 am

    This is good to hear

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