The Indigenous Fulani Community in Kwara State, comprising the Bororos, has assured the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki of their support ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The leaders of the Fulani community, Alhaji Garba Dembo (Jowuro Oyun) and Mallam Usman Garba (the Fulani/ Bororo union’s secretary) gave the assurance on Saturday when they paid a solidarity visit to the Senate President at his Iloffa, GRA residence in Ilorin.
Jowuro Oyun promised that his people would deliver their votes 100 per cent to all Peoples Democratic Partys (PDP) candidates in next year’s general elections.
“We’re in full support of Dr Bukola Saraki. We gathered at the palace of the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu- Gambari from where we marched down to Saraki’s residence to assure him of our 100 per cent support.
“The late Dr. Olusola Saraki during his lifetime contributed immensely to the growth and development of Kwara state. As a result of this, we the Fulani and Bororo are prepared to reciprocate the kind gesture of the late Saraki by giving his son, Dr Bukola Saraki 100 per cent support.
“Baba Saraki loved and cared for us, so, it’s natural that we should also love and support his son who is also following the footsteps of his father.
Also speaking, the Secretary of Bororo/ Fulani community, Mallam Usman Garba said: “We have been waiting for this day. We are going to support you 100 per cent. When your father was alive, he did a lot for us.
“We are ready to reciprocate Baba’s kind gesture to us by supporting you, his son. There is nothing anyone can do for us to vote for the people we don’t know.”
Responding, Saraki who was adorned with Fulani’s hat thanked leaders and members of the Fulani community for identifying with his leadership.
While assuring them of his continued support, Saraki reminded them that the relationship which exists between them and the Saraki political dynasty had been a long-standing one.
“The Fulani community’s relationship with Saraki political dynasty has been a long-standing one and it shall continue to flourish,” he added.
The Senate President assured his visitors and Nigerians in general that the PDP government come 2019 will fulfil all its campaign promises.
He emphasised the need for the people of Kwara state to vote for the PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, because “PDP has a great plan for the people of the state.”