Audu laid to rest in Ogbonicha

The remains of the first civilian governor Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu, who died Sunday afternoon, has been finally buried.

His remains was laid to rest this afternoon at at his residence in Ogbonicha, Ofu Local Government Area of the state.
The burial rites were conducted by a team of Imams from across Igalaland.

The burial was well attended as scores of the who-is-who in Nigerian politics as well as members of the business community were in Ogbonicha to give their last respect to the departed hero.

Many residents of Ogbonicha paid tribute to arguably their most illustrious son.

One of the sympathisers, simply identified as Hajia Mariam, said the death of Audu is an irreparable loss not only to Igala Kingdom, but Nigeria as a whole.

She said the late Audu will be greatly missed by the people of Ogbonicha.

Audu reportedly died shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the result of the state governorship election as “inconclusive”.
The late politician was the candidate of ruling party at the centre, All Progressive Congress (APC) against the incumbent, Gov. Idris Wada of the People’s Democratic party (PDP) in the governorship election conducted on Saturday, Nov. 21.
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