Ukomu Igala Hails Tinubu Over Nomination Of Late Audu's Son As Minister

2023-08-12 20:20:40

Independent Newspapers Nigeria

LAGOS - The Ukomu Igala Organisation (UIO), the apex socio-cultural organisation for the people of Igala ethnic nationalities, has hailed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for nominating one of their sons, Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, as a Minister.

According to a statement issued by the Lagos branch of the group, the body thanked President Tinubu for remembering the late political icon of Kogi State and the Igala nation, Prince Abubakar Audu, who was coasting home to victory in the 2015 governorship election, when he suddenly died leading to the emergence of Yahaya Bello, who became the State Chief Executive.

The statement, jointly signed by Sir James Opaluwa and Chief Abubakar Agene, the State Chairman and Secretary, respectively, called on all Igala and Kogi State indigenes to rally round Alhaji Abubakar Audu to enable to him have a successful tenure as a minister.

The group also commended Governor Yahaya Bello for the honour done to the late Abubakar Audu political Dynasty and the Igala people by recommending Alhaji Shuaibu Audu, without which he would not have been nominated by President Tinubu.

The statement stressed: "The Ukomu Igala Organisation sees this appointment as well deserved, considering the achievements of the late Prince Audu and the rich resume of his son, Alhahi Shuaibu Audu, the Ministerial nominee.

"With this appointment the political dynasty has come back to life. With the emergence of Alhaji Shuaibu as a member of President Tinubu's cabinet, the loss of Igala people with the death of Prince Audu will be blotted out."

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