Man like other creatures are by nature designed to transit to the other world once the spirit and the soul depart the ‘physical’ body known in medical parlance as ‘Cadavar’.
Though it is not unusual for a living soul to taste death at the believed appointed time, the death of Alhaji Abubakar Audu in his Ogbonicha hometown late last month would continue to provoke discussion, arguments and debates.
While the actual time of his death has become a matter of conjecture, the real cause of his death also shares same status.
Audu who served as governor from1991 to1993 and 1999 to 2003 gave no signs of the impending danger and the sword of Damocles hovering on his head as he stormed his polling unit to cast his vote on 21st November.
It would, however, take the miracle of having a broken egg re-arranged to its former state for Audu’s supporters to believe he left at a time he was destined to die. Many of them readily share the view that his death raises a lot of questions and that it smelled ‘human’ hands.
Though accusing fingers are pointed at different directions,Global Excellence here reveals the much- talked speculations.
The late Audu is said to be at war with his predecessor, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris and those close to him (Idris) disclosed that his worries over possible loss of Idris Wada at the poll was not in propinquity with the mortal fear over his possible fate under an Audu -led government. The late Audu, according to a source had the portrait of where he was handcuffed during his EFCC trial conspicuously positioned in his house to remind him of his experience since he believed it was planned and executed by Ibrahim Idris and he was said to have repeatedly told confidants that he had the portrait there to remind him of his ordeal in the hands of his successor.
Also listed as possible reasons is the belief that it was the wish of late Attah of Igala, the prominent traditional ruler in Igala land that came to pass. Late Attah of Igala Aliyu Obaje had reportedly said Audu would never return to the government house.
The late former governor, according to a source also had issue with some traditional rulers in the state. During his tenure, he had the late Ejeah of Ankpa, Hassan Yakubu a retired Colonel dethroned and until his death he never hid his hostility towards Audu. If there was any one who regretted making a decision to attend Audu’s burial, it was his former Commissioner for Agriculture who later served as a Senator, Nicholas Yahaya Ugbanne, he was labeled as one of those they didn’t ‘trust’ and he was not only booed but he had his Lexus jeep destroyed.
Meanwhile, we exclusively gathered that the story spread about Asiwaju Bola Tinubu immediately the news of Audu’s death spread was planned to bar the Lagos State former governor from having direct involvement in the choice of who replaces the Ogbonicha born dude.
‘It was a plan that worked as intended if the Tinubu’s dinner story with Audu had not been concocted he would have moved to Kogi State and take charge but the story made his appearance in the state risky for him and he had to be diplomatic and strategic in his involvement, said a source. Though there were different accounts of Audu’s last moments; what seems to be common in all accounts given was that he vomited blood before he gave up the ghost. ‘Known as ‘Hematemesis’ the upper GI (gastrointestinal) tract includes the mouth, throat, esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach and the duodenum (first part of the small intestine). Blood that is vomited may come from any of these places.
Vomiting that is very forceful or continues for a very long time may cause a tear in the small blood vessels of the throat. This may produce streaks of blood in the vomit.
Swollen veins in the walls of the lower part of the esophagus, and sometimes the stomach, may begin to bleed. These veins (called varices) are present in people with severe liver damage. Other causes may include: bleeding ulcer in the stomach, first part of the small intestine, or esophagus, blood clotting disorders , defects in the blood vessels of the GI tract, swelling, irritation, or inflammation of the esophagus lining (esophagitis) or the stomach lining (gastritis) swallowing blood (for example, after a nosebleed)Tumors of the mouth, throat, stomach or esophagus.