Senate President Bukola Saraki has distributed cash gifts totalling N10million to 630 victims of flood disaster in Kwara central senatorial district.
The cash donation was disbursed to the beneficiaries at a brief ceremony at ABS Constituency Office in Ilorin on Thursday.
Distributing the cash gifts to the victims on behalf of the Senate President, the Director General of ABS Constituency Office, Alhaji Musa Abdullahi said Saraki’s gesture was done out of his sheer generosity.
“Our political leader and Senate President deemed it fit to assist the recent flood victims across Kwara central without minding which political party they belong.
“Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki is passionate about the wellbeing and welfare of his people as their leader, hence, his decision to assist the flood victims,” Abdullahi said.
He, however, asked the beneficiaries to reciprocate the Senate President’s kind gesture by voting for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2019 presidential elections.
He said Saraki is always prepared to assist the people of the state through the provision of basic infrastructure and human capital development.
Abdullahi also urged the beneficiaries to ensure the victory of the Senate President’s party at the poll to enable him continue to dish out more democratic dividends to the people of the state.
It would be recalled that the Senate President had in the wake of the flood disaster accommodated hundreds of victims in his expansive constituency office in Ilorin, fed and provided relief materials for them.
Responding, two of the beneficiaries, Alhaji Yusuf Jimoh and Alhaja Adijat Baki thanked Saraki for the gesture.
The duo, who said Saraki was the only politician that cared for them immediately after the flood disaster, promised to reciprocate by mobilising their families and wards to cast their vote for the PDP in the 2019 elections.