Wednesday, 14 November 2012
R.I.P: Dr. Olusola Bukola Saraki Is Dead
The strongman of Kwara politics and Senate leader in the second republic, Dr Abubakar Olusola Saraki is dead.
According to THE NATION, Olusola Saraki died Wednesday [Nov. 14] morning in Lagos. The Warizi of Ilorin was 79 years old.
His son, Senator Bukola Saraki, former Kwara State governor left Abuja for Lagos.
Sola Saraki was born on the 17th of May, 1933 at Ilorin, Kwara State.
He was educated at Eko Boys High School. He attended the University of London, and St George’s Hospital Medical School, London. He worked as a medical officer at the General Hospital, Lagos and the Creek Hospital, Lagos.
He first entered politics when he ran in the 1964 parliamentary election for Ilorin as an independent, but failed to win. After the election, he returned to his medical practice in Lagos, only returning to party-politics in 1978/79.
Dr Abubakar Olusola Saraki was a Senator of the Nigerian Second Republic (1979-1983). He was the Waziri of the Ilorin Emirate.