Monday, November 23, 2015 7:03 pm
Thousands of supporters and sympathisers on Monday thronged Ogbonicha, the home town of Prince Abubakar Audu to witness the burial of the APC Kogi governorship candidate.
A NAN correspondent who covered the burial said that the late politician’s supporters could not hold back tears as he was lowered into the grave at 1.32 p.m.
Audu, 68 years old in October, died suddenly on Sunday after gravely falling ill on Saturday..
Sheikh Salman Adam, the Chairman, Kogi Council of Ulamah, assisted by Chief Imam of Anyigba, Imam Yahaya Musa, presided over the Islamic burial rites.
A Muslim Scholar, Alhaji Kassim Imam, in a brief funeral speech, said only God had the right to give or take life as no human had that right.
He said that Audu’s death should not be ascribed to the making or wishes of any man, saying it was his time to go back to his creator.
Among those at the funeral were APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, former governors, political associates, including James Faleke, the Deputy Governorship candidate.