By Temitayo Peters

OrderPaperToday – The Lagos State House of Assembly has joined the list of Nigerians and institutions that have continued to pay tributes to the late governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, Mr. Abubakar Audu.

In plenary Tuesday, Majority Leader of the assembly, Mr. Sanai Agunbiad said that the death of Audu should however not create a stalemate in the political situation of the state. The lawmaker said Audu has immortalised himself as his death has thrown up a legal issue that would continue to be a reference point in the country.

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“As a lawyer, I know that, when there is a joint action in court, the death of a partner does not mean the end of the case. The death of Prince Audu Abubakar should not create a stalemate but we would never forget Prince Audu,” he said.

Member representing Epe Constituency 1, Mr. Abiodun Tobun, had under Personal Explanation during plenary, urged the assembly to observe a minute silence in memory of the deceased. Tobun whose motion was seconded by the Deputy Majority Leader of the House, Mr. Olumuyiwa Jimoh, also urged the assembly to write letters of condolence to the Kogi State Government, family members of the departed and the APC.

Also commenting on the issue, Hon. Tunde Braimoh said that the demise of Audu was devastating and that the incident occurred when he was coasting to victory in the election.

Speaker of the assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, in his comment, expressed sympathises to the family of the departed, the APC and the people of Kogi State in general.

The Speaker maintained that the results of the governorship election would eventually favour the APC as he said that the party was leading with 41,000 votes and that the outstanding 25,000 votes cannot affect the fortunes of the party in the election.

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