National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a former governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday, said the death of Prince Abubakar Audu has stunned his friends and political associates.
In a condolence message he issued through his media office, Tinubu stated that Audu’s death was painful, sorrowful and shocking, saying Prince Audu’s demise reminded us of our mortality.
“None of us is on this earth forever. While here, we must make positive impact. We must strive toward good. I knew Prince Audu 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 passionately. As was his character, Prince Audu gave his all during this election because he wanted to move Kogi to a better place.”
He stressed the need to preserve his memory by continuing to serve people and sympathised with the people of Kogi on the passing of their illustrious son who he described as a colourful and progressive politician.