President of the Senate, Senator David Mark yesterday described the Second Republic Senate Leader Senator Abubakar Olusola Saraki as a bridge builder who united Nigerians irrespective of tribe, faith and politics .
Senator Mark who stated this when he paid a condolence visit on the scion of the Saraki family , Senator Bukola Saraki and the governor of Kwara state, Alhaji Abdulfatai Ahmed in Ilorin, charged Nigerians to emulate the legacies of late Saraki whic was built on integrity and honour.
He said :” The Oloye never acted nor pretended in any vocation he engaged in. He lived naturally and brought up people in politics and other areas of our lives.
“We should not mourn him as if he died without a legacy rather today’s pretenders on the political scene should learn to live naturally and leave behind legacies that would form guiding principles for the younger generations.”
He urged younger senator Saraki to continue from where his late father stopped adding that ” He has trained you in every area of his interest and I believe you can touch the lives of all Kwarans just as your father did”.
In his response, Senator Saraki described the visit and condolence message of the Senate President as very “uplifting” .
He said the Senate President as the political leader of North Central zone is the chief mourner of his father’s death. Saraki assured that Kwara State will continue to work for the peace and unity of Nigeria.