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Pictorial: Bukola Saraki Performs Lesser Hajj In Saudi Arabia

Former President of the Nigeria Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, joined the host of others to participate in this year’s lesser Hajj, in Mecca Saudi Arabia.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP chieftain and 2023 presidential aspirant performed Tawaf on Saturday, April 30th, Naija News understands. The former Kwara State Governor was spotted in photos alongside other Nigerian dignitaries. See photos below: Alhaji Ismaila Asuka, Alhaji Rasheed Shittu, former Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Alhaji Ibrahim Yakubu. Dr Najeem, Alhaji Ibrahim Yakubu, former President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Alhaji Abdulgany Saidu Alkali, and Alhaji Rasheed Shittu. Recall that the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) and frontline presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu, had just returned to Nigeria after attending lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia. Naija News learned that the former Lagos governor arrived in the country through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos State on Friday night. Tinubu, who spent three days in Saudi Arabia for the Islamic ritual, was received at the Lagos airport by some of his supporters and associates. The ace politician was in Saudi Arabia when members of the Tinubu Support Group (TSG) picked up his Expression of Interest and Nomination forms of the ruling APC at the International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja, Naija News recalls. Some of the TSG members include the House of Representatives member from Ikeja Federal Constituency, James Faleke; a member representing Agege Federal Constituency in the green chamber, Babatunde Adejare; and a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. Asiwaju Tinubu will contest the APC presidential ticket with the likes of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State; Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige; Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, among others.

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