Thousands of supporters and sympathisers on Monday thronged Ogbonicha, the home town of Prince Abubakar Audu in Kogi State, to witness the burial of the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
A NAN correspondent who covered the burial reports that the late politician’s supporters could not hold back tears as he was lowered into the grave at 1.32pm. Audu died on Sunday.
Sheikh Salman Adam, the Chairman of the Kogi State 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.
Imam said Audu’s death should not be ascribed to the making or wishes of any man, adding that it was his time to go back to his creator.
Among those at the funeral were APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun; former governors; and political associates, including James Faleke, his Deputy Governorship candidate.
The burial put paid to speculations about his revival which did the rounds on Monday.
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