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Audu gave his all to Kogi – Tinubu

The sudden death of Prince Abubakar Audu is
sorrowful and shocking.

He died before his time. This is a wrenching loss
that saddens me greatly.

Prince Audu’s death reminds us of our mortality.

None of us are on this earth forever. While here,
we must make positive impact. We must strive
towards good.

I first knew Prince Audu Abubakar roughly 30
years. He was a good friend – a good man.

Some may not have known this but Prince Audu
was a renowned financial expert well known in
banking circles before his entry into politics.
From banking to politics, Prince Audu became a
dominant feature of our national landscape. He
was an industrious man and a determined,
hardworking leader with few equals.

He was consummate in the art of politics. Yet, Audu
was also dedicated to the betterment of his people.

He was an honorary title holder of Lagos, honored
by the late Oba of Lagos, Oba Oyekan.
Very kind, generous and at ease with his friends
and with the people, Audu wanted to make his
state a better place. That was his driving concern.

His people loved him because of this and he loved
them in return. He was a man of great vision,
committed to the Nigerian project and committed
to the well-being of his people. He loved Kogi

As was his character, Prince Audu gave his all
during this election campaign because he wanted
to move Kogi to a better place.

His death is painful and has stunned us his friends,
political associates and particularly his family.
My heart reaches out to his loved ones.

My prayers are with them. May God comfort them as only – He
can during this sad period. And may they take
solace in the fact that Prince Audu was an
outstanding figure and great leader of men. They
have a right to be proud of who he was.

We must serve his memory well by continuing to
serve the people and by carrying on as he would
want us to do.

We celebrate his life and times. Both his deeds and
dreams will outlive him no doubt.

I sympathize with the people of Kogi State on the
passing of their illustrious son, who was such
a colorful and progressive politician.

Whenever the history of Kogi politics, nay Nigerian
politics, is written it will be remembered that a
Prince of the Niger was once here.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

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