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Olusola Saraki ,Strongman of Kwara Politics is Dead

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Dr Olusola  Saraki, better known as the strong man of Kwara politics is dead,reports said this morning.He  died in Lagos after battling with illness.

Saraki was a renowned politician who became virtually a phenomenon in his home state,Kwara.Since 1979,nobody became governor  without his endorsement except the incumbent ,Abdulfatah Ahmed.

In 2011, there was a family rift during which his son  Bukola now a senator  supported Ahmed .That was contrary to  Olusola’s wish to have  his daughter become  successor to his son who had just finished his second term in office.

Saraki was a politician who  however had wide connections beyond Ilorin .He was a senate leader in the Second Republic.He was  79 years old.

His death occurred less than a week after ex Governor Lam Adesina of Oyo state died in Lagos.


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