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Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Olusola Saraki is Dead
Chief Olusola Saraki, the strong man of Kwara politics is dead . He reportedly died this morning (Wednesday) in Lagos. The Warizi of Ilorin was 79 years old.
His son, Senator Bukola Saraki, former Kwara State governor left Abuja for Lagos. More details later.
Sola Saraki was born on the 17th of May, 1933 at Ilorin, Kwara State. His mother was from Iseyin in Oyo State and his father was from Ilorin. 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.