Preparations are in top gear as the beautiful city of Ilorin sets to host the ‘One Million Mass March’ for Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki in support of his presidential aspiration in next year’s general elections.
Slated for next Saturday, the solidarity march for the Senate President which is the brain-child of The Olanrewaju Oba Youth Forum TOOYF, would see one of Nigeria’s talented artistes, Slimcase, performing to the delight of guests at the Ilorin stadium.
The Olanrewaju Oba Youth Forum is a Kwara-based platform that represents the interests of Kwara Youths and Kwarans in general. The forum which has over the years carried out several developmental projects in the state is made of young and vibrant individuals led by Mr Abdul-Mojeed Olanrewaju Oba, a major stakeholder in the State.
Already, the seven-day social media trend in preparation for the mass march kicked off yesterday on various social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp with massive participation from Nigerians. Over 30,000 impressions were made on Twitter as a result of the massive trend with reputable Nigerians including Chief Dele Momodu joining the trend.
Speaking about this development, convener of the Forum, Olanrewaju Oba said the people of Kwara are impressed with the efforts put in place for the rally in support of their son, Bukola Saraki. He also confirmed that popular street singer Oluwafemi Oladapo, known as Slimcase will be at the venue of the rally to thrill the crowd on Saturday.
According to him, the march became necessary owing to the huge successes achieved by Sen. Bukola Saraki as a former Governor of Kwara state and incumbent Senate President of the country.
Speaking to the Press on Saturday, he said: “Sen. Bukola Saraki has distinguished himself as a leader of the masses and a man we can trust. W are so sure of his capabilities and he is the best candidate for the job. This is basically why we are organizing the 1million- man march for him”.
He further said the way the Nigerian Senate chamber is administered has shown the maturity of Sen. Saraki and his ability to rule the country with focus.
Oba appreciated the Senate President for answering the call of teeming Nigerian Youths for him to contest for the presidency at a time that the country needs competent hands.
“The decision of the Senate President to answer the call of teeming youths by contesting to become Nigerian President is not only heartwarming but very laudable. We are thrilled at the prospects of having a leader like Sen. Saraki as Nigerian President. He has all the qualities and we had thought having him will be something to be proud of. We know with him, Nigeria has a great future” he said.
The Convener of the forum said Kwara youths are strongly behind his ideas and ideals, while encouraging other Nigerian politicians to emulate the leadership style of the Senate President.
Mr Oba also said the state will not forget the achievement of the Senate President as he had written his name in gold already.