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After Revival Prayers; Audu Finally Buried In Ogbonicha


By Abdul Gaffar Bello

Despite the assurance given by some clerics to revive the ruling APC Kogi Governorship candidate in the last Saturday poll, Prince Abubakar Audu, the late politician has been buried according to Islamic rites, in his country home, Ogbonicha, in Ofu Local Government area.

The Prophets have arrived Audu’s expansive premises and engaged in torrent prayers to resurrect the deceased believed to have died early hours of Sunday.

At a point, news filtered that the former APC Chieftain has been revived and this prompted a wild jubilation among his supporters and party stalwarts, within and outside his native enclave.

The frenzy atmosphere was however cut short, when Prince Audu’s corpse was brought out of the house around 2.00pm and carried to the grave earlier dogged within his compound and subsequently interred under the supervision of the Muslim clerics.

Senator Dino Melaye who is the Director of Audu Campaign Organization as well as the his (Audu’s) running mate, Hon. Abiodun Faleke were among the early APC Chieftains who arrived the house of the deceased Monday.

Late Prince Audu was being coasted to victory, as he polled 240, 867 votes, against the incumbent Governor Idris Wada of the opposition PDP, who polled 199, 514 votes.

However, the INEC Returning Officer, Professor Emmanuel Kucha Sunday evening in Lokoja, the State capital, declared the Saturday voting exercise inconclusive, as he explained that the total number of votes was in excess of the difference in the number of votes recorded by the winning candidate, Late Audu and the first runners up, Governor Wada.

The burial was witnessed by the APC Chieftains, family members, friends and party supporters.

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