*Says His Death So Devastating.
Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has described the untimely death of the Kogi State All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Prince Abubakar Audu as a devastating blow to the political class.
Senator Mark in a condolence message to the government and people of Kogi State lamented the exit of Prince Audu from the political scene at a time when his services were most needed by his people.
In a statement by his Media Assistant Paul Mumeh, Mark said: “Prince Audu was a great man. He stood to be counted when it mattered . He loved his people and his people loved in more than equal proportion.
“He identified and offered himself to serve his people until his last breadth.
“In Prince Audu, the people of Kogi lost a jewel. Nigeria lost one of her best and finest politician. We shall miss his patriotic and robust contributions to nation building.”
Senator Mark added : ” No matter how much you loved or hated Audu, the fact cannot be diminished that he was an unrepentant democrat who believed in the sanctity of the ballot box and that sovereignty belongs to the people.”
He noted that the people of Kogi state owes Prince Audu a lot of gratitude for laying a solid foundation for the state.
Senator Mark urged the Kogi state government to immortalise Prince Audu by upholding his legacy of selfless service, unwavering commitment, passion to serve , resilience and hard work.
He told the people especially the immediate family to take solace in the fact that late Audu left his positive and indelible footprint on the sand of time.