Photos from the burial ceremony of Prince Abubakar Audu

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The late former governor of Kogi state, Abubakar Audu, was buried onNovember 23, 2015 amid tears and wailing in Ogbochia.

This was before rumours went viral that the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had been raised by a prophet who stormed the venue from Lagos with a promise of returning life to the lifeless body of the politician.

The rumoured resurrection of Audu turned heads and resulted in wide jubilation on the streets of Lokoja, the state capital, as well as other parts of the state. watch video of Prince Abubakar Audu burial. click  below to watch [ads-mob-3][ads-pc-5]

The hopes of the late former governor’s supporters were dashed when his body was brought out of the house and interred at exactly 1.15pm before the massive crowd of people wailing and wishing their former leader was still alive.

There were lots of dignitaries at the occasion, they include: Chief Lucky Igbinedion, former governor of Edo state; Senator Dino Melaye; Abiodun Faleke, Audu’s running mate at the election; Rabiu Kwankwaso, former Kano state governor; Abubakar Badaru, Jigawa state governor and Yomi Awoniyi, the Kogi state deputy governor.
Others are Senator George Akume, a former Benue state governor; Jubril Aminu, the former chief of naval staff; John Oyegun, the national chairman of the APC; Senator Osita Izunaso, APC national organising secretary and Isa Ithotho.

starnaija.com’s photojournalist captured every key moment from the burial and filed in these photographs:

 

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