- Supporters of Bukola Saraki and President Muhammadu Buhari met at Ilorin airport
- Each group was reportedly cheering its principal and trying to sing louder than the opposition
There was a bit of drama as supporters of the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, and President Muhammadu Buhari met at the Ilorin International Airport, Kwara state on Sunday, August 19.
The supporters of Saraki were reportedly at the airport to welcome the Senate president, while supporters of Buhari were there to welcome Kwara state governorship aspirant, Moddibo Kawu, and a Labour Party governorship aspirant in the state, Issa Aremu.
Punch reports that trouble reportedly started when Saraki's loyalists who were mostly women started singing the Senate president's praises and not to be outdone, the APC members, who were mostly young men started shouting "Sai Buhari" ontop of their voices.
The atmosphere became charged prompting security officials and elders from both parties to maintain orderliness.
Kawu and Aremu, whose aircraft had landed waited for some time at the arrival hall for supporters to stop the noise before leaving the airport while Saraki's suporters waited behind for the Senate president.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 reelection bid has been endorsed by the Etsu Patigi, Patigi local government area of Kwara state, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta-Umar.
While receiving youths from Lade, Kpada and Patigi districts in his palace, the monarch said the people of the area will vote for the president in 2019.
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