Remains of Kogi State All Progressive Congress, APC governorship candidate, late Abubakar Audu was laid to rest yesterday in his country home, Ogbonisha in Ofu Local Government Area of the state.
With the burial of the late politician around 1.30pm in his compound, the rumour making the round about his resurrection back to live came to an abrupt end.
Many mourners who trooped out in their thousands to pay their last respect to the deceased sage could not hold their emotion when the Muslim pall bearer suddenly appeared with his remains and headed towards the grave that was prepared for him, few metres to his main building in his compound.
The appearance of the Muslim undertakers with his corpse dressed in white shroud sparked off tears among the mourners who ran towards them to steal final look of his remains.
However, the appearance of prayer warriors, a man and woman raised hope of the mourners, as news started making round that Audu was back to life. The news of his rising back to life which brought smile to the face of the mourners was shortlived, as the Muslim undertakers appeared in his compound for his final internment with the coffin. There was pandemonium however when the prophet who promised to raise him from the dead failed in his bid to resurrect Audu, This prompted the youths to run riot in anger and wanted to hurt the prophet.
Earlier, there was confusion when news filtered that Audu had risen from death. His campaign director was the first to fly the kite that he had risen at about 8 pm on Sunday night. It came as a hushed news which nevertheless put a spike on the news of his death that equally generated controversy.
However, the rumour spread like harmattan wide fire yesterday, one hour before his announced burial. There was jubilation all over Lokoja and other predominantly Igala LGAs in the state. This time, the rumour was that a band of prayer warriors comprising both Christians and Muslims held intense prayers which brought him back to life. The rumour was so strong that within minutes, it spread throughout the country. Ironically, the jubilation continued even while he was being buried!
The burial ceremony which was in tandem with the Muslim rites attracted thousands of people from all walks of life, including his political associates within and outside the state.
Among the dignities were Dr John Odigie Oyegun, the national chairman of the APC, Senator Dino Melaye, ex-governor Lucky Igbinedion and a host of others.


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