By Steve Oni, Ilorin
The President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has compensated victims of electoral violence during the November 18, 2017 local government elections in Kwara state.
The victims, Mr Issa Adaara and Mr Jamiu Adaara whose cars were burnt by some hoodlums in Moro local government area during the council polls were given two brand new vehicles by the Senate President.
The Toyota Camry cars were handed over to the beneficiaries by the Director General of the ABS Mandate Constituency Office, Ilorin, Alhaji Musa Abdullahi at a brief ceremony which had stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress(APC) from Kwara North led by Alhaji AbdulRaheem Adisa in attendance.
Musa who spoke on behalf the Senate President said the compensation was in fulfillment of Saraki’s commitment to reward loyalty.
He lamented that the two party chieftains were attacked by thugs suspected to be from opposition during the last year’s council poll in the state.
He said the Senate President had directed his constituency office to procure the new cars as a measure to cushion the effect of the hardship being experienced by the victims.
Abdullahi said: “During the last local government election (in Kwara State) in 2017, two members of our party including Alhaji Issa Adaara and Jamiu Adaara, were waylaid, ambushed and completely attacked by hoodlums suspected to be political thugs working for the opposition.
“In the process, the cars of the affected party stalwarts were completely damaged and burnt beyond repairs. As part of his usual kind gesture, the Senate President, directed the Mandate Office to purchase two brand new cars for the affected party loyalists in order to cushion the effect of the hardship being faced as a result of the damage of the cars.”
Speaking on behalf of his colleague, Mr Issa Adaara, thanked the Senate President for the gesture and assured him of the continued support of Moro people.
He also prayed God to continue his guidance and protection for Saraki and to elevate him to higher office in the land.