Late Salome
Late Salome

Kogi Election: Late Salome Buried Amid Tears

David Ugbabe

Acheju Salome Abuh, The Peoples Democratic Party women leader who was burnt alive during the Kogi governorship election last month in a bloody fallout, has been buried.

She was buried amidst tears in her village, Aji-Obala, in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State. There were several notable PDP figures in attendance at the United Evangelical Church, Idah, where the funeral ceremony was held.

The husband of the deceased, Elder Simeon Abuh, in a tribute to his late wife, described her as a “martyr whose political sagacity will remain fresh in the mind of her political associates.” He added that she paid a supreme price for Igala land through politics.

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last Kogi governorship election, Mr. Musa Wada, who was present, said the late Salome died for Kogi State and the Igala nation.

David Abuh, son of the deceased, described his mother as a lover of people who invested much in assisting the needy ones in society. He called on the federal government to ensure that justice is served over the killing of their mother.

Meanwhile, Elder Abuh also called on the federal government to ensure that the perpetrators of her murder are arrested and brought to book.

Happenings Media