Gov. Ahmed, Saraki absent at Ilorin Eid Prayers

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara and Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki as well as top government functionaries were conspicuously absent at the Eid-el-Fitri prayers on Wednesday in Ilorin.
Our correspondent  reports that both the governor and Saraki were usually present at the Eid praying ground during Sallah celebrations.
No reason was given for their absence although a top Government House source told Our correspondent that the governor prayed at a private mosque in the state capital.
Our correspondent   also reports that the duo usually paid the traditional homage to the Emir, Alhaji Sulu Gambari, immediately after the Eid prayers.
They were, however, absent for the traditional homage and the accompanying Durbar which often followed the Eid prayers.
NAN further reports that Ahmed had last year stayed away from the Eid praying ground while those who attended with the senate president were pelted with stones and sachet water by angry workers whose salaries were not paid.
NAN also reports that there was a fracas at the palace of the emir who was hosting this year’s traditional “ night of prayers’’ on Sunday.
A palace source confided in NAN that mid