The Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano has described the recent passage of the gubernatorial candidate of the APC in Kogi state, late Prince AbubakarAudu, as a huge loss to Nigeria, stressing that the former governor of the state who had dominated politics for over a decade died when Nigeria needed his wisdom and experience most.
In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media to Governor Obiano, James Eze, he expressed his deepest condolences to the Audu family, the people of Kogi State and the members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the sudden passage of the former governor who was a top contender in last Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Kogi State.
Obiano further observed that “Prince Audu personified the political struggles of his people for quality governance all through his life, leaving an indelible mark on the memory of the people that the future generation will strive to emulate.”
According to him, “Prince Audu gave politics as much as he got from it in equal measure; playing by the book and rising through the finest traditions of democracy to become a beacon of hope for the masses of Kogi people.
“He was consumed by the passion to serve and make the world a better place for the Kogi people. He never quite got tired of trying to make a difference in their lives. He died in the very attempt to make a difference. Audu will be sorely missed by everyone who loves democracy and all lovers of humanity,” he stated.
Obiano prayed that God would give his family, his shell-shocked supporters, the APC leadership and members as well as the great people of Kogi State the fortitude to bear the heavy loss of Prince AbubakarAudu.


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