At Least Four Confirmed Dead In Ilorin As PDP Members Scramble For Saraki’s Sallah Largesse

Must Read

Immigration Boss, Muhammed Babandede Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Barely 24 hours after the governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir-El Rufai announced that he has tested positive for...

Ighalo Wins First Manchester United Award

Nigerian international, Odion Ighalo has picked up his first Manchester United awards following his loan move to the theatre...

Coronavirus: Ogun Closes Borders; Bans Interstate Travels For 2 Weeks

The Ogun State Government has announced the closure of its borders with neighbouring states and the Republic of Benin.Enforcement of...

COVID-19: Nigerians Adjusting To Ban On Social, Religious Gathering

To contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos, the State Government ordered civil servants from level 1-12 to...

Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 29th March 2020

Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 29th March 2020.Here are the major headlines.Coronavirus: Benue State...
Ardent Reader, News Freak, Socio-Political Commentator, Archaeologist & Pro-Democrat.

Bukola-Saraki-In what has become almost a yearly occurrence for the past three years at least, a yet to be known number of Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, faithful in Kwara State have lost their lives during a scramble to receive handouts from the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Bukola Saraki.

While PREMIUM TIMES quoted a source as saying no fewer than a dozen people were feared dead on Wednesday night’s stampede, the state chapter of PDP regrettably announced the death of only four of its members.

Several others were also left with varying degree of injuries in the incident which occurred at a venue popularly called PDP Charity House, which is near Mr. Saraki’s Ilorin residence.

It was learnt that the peaceful and cheery gathering soon turned into a rowdy affair as indigent party members tried to outdo one another as Mr. Saraki, who currently represents Kwara Central in the Senate and other philanthropists distributed the yearly Sallah gifts.

The dead and the injured were packed into ambulances and taken to nearby hospitals.

In a statement on Wednesday night, the Publicity Secretary of Kwara PDP, Mas’ud Adebimpe, confirmed the incident and expressed the party’s condolence to families of the victims.

Mr. Adebimpe said, “The Peoples Democratic Party Kwara State chapter held its annual Sallah celebration at PDP Charity House where many party faithful were in attendance.

“The event which is an annual activity of the party went on smoothly until the unfortunate incident of a stampede, which led to some people fainting. They were immediately rushed to a hospital few blocks away from the venue.

“While some are currently responding positively to treatment, we however regret to announce that we lost four of our party members to the unfortunate development.

“Our prayers go out to the families of the deceased and we pray for the quick recovery of those that are responding fast to treatment.”

It would be recalled that in May 2007, during the yearly sallah gifts distribution by the Sarakis at the Mandate House, Ilorin, several persons lost their lives as they scrambled for rice and other items.

The same episode repeated itself in November 2010 when no fewer than 11 others died, but incidentally, only four deaths were confirmed by the Kwara government at the time.


- Advertisement -


  1. Asiri yin fee tu pelu ogo olohun! U murderers. Ole! After sucking the nation dry, u still want our blood, God will punish u! I dey vex jo!

  2. Its so unfortunate,U see what poverty can do to our pipo?d so-called senator knows dt pipo died @ such event b4 nd he was careless to put measure in place to prevent such reoccurrence,may b e enjoy his pipo dyin every year @ such event.may God deliver his pipo!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -