Audu’s Death Is Painful & Shocking- Saraki

Below is a press statement from the office of the Senate
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on
Monday described as painful and shocking, the demise of the former
Governor of Kogi State and governorship candidate of the All
Congress (APC), Alhaji Abubakar Audu. He said the late
politician died a dogged and visionary leader.
Senator Saraki in a statement signed by his Special Adviser
(Media andPublicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, who expressed deep sadness on
receiving the news of Audu’s death condoled with the immediate family
of the deceased, the government and people of Kogi State and the
national and
state executives as well as members of the APC over the
irreparable loss.

He recalled the tenacity of purpose and unwavering loyalty
of the deceased who he said remained committed to the course of his
people and his party to the very last moment of his life.
Saraki said: “He was selfless, steadfast and patriotic
in his services to the people of Kogi State and beyond. He was a visionary
and patriotic party faithful. All his life time, he lived for
the people.
His death is extremely painful but we cannot question the
will of the Almighty Allah in the present sorrowful circumstances.
“Audu, was a leader in all ramifications. He died when
his services to the good people of Kogi State and Nigeria in general were
most needed.
We cannot but recall how committed and firm he was to his
policies and pro-people ideology. His death is simply unbearable.
“As Muslims, we have taken his death in good faith
because we strongly believe that only God gives life and can as well take it
when He wishes,” he stated.
Saraki urged the people of the State to be calm and
peaceful, saying even at death, “all Audu wants for Kogi State is
progress, peaceful coexistence and development, ” while he prayed to Allah
to grant
Aljanah Firdaus  to
the soul of the deceased, and the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

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