Dr Omede Idris, a former National President of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) has described the late Peoples Democratic Party women leader, Salome Acheju Abuh as a lively, very friendly, bubbling democrat whose death remains very painful.
Omede made this know when he paid the deceased’s family a condolence visit in Abuja.
Mrs Salome Abuh was a victim of post-election violence in Kogi State. She was burnt alive by political thugs in her family house, in Ochadamu ward of Ofu LGA, Kogi state.
Omede lamented that the tragic of Salome is an abuse of democratic tenets that the woman leader stood for.
“The quantum of reaction by the people of all strata including women, youths, civil society organizations, the National Assembly, the Presidency, international community and lately the Kogi state government is a clear indication that all are waiting for the outcome of a genuine, fair and just investigation into the heinous crime against humanity.
“Mrs Salome Acheju Abuh’s death must not be swept under the carpet. Violence before, during and after elections should by an anathema in the 21st century in a civil and civilised nation. It must be condemned in totality. May her name remain indelible in the democratic history of Kogi state and be extension the nation as yet another women who lost her life in her quest for genuine democracy,” he said.
Speaking, Mr Simon Abuh, the husband of the late women leader bemoaned the distress, agony and pain the family has been going through since the untimely painful exit of his wife.
The three days burial arrangement of late Salome Acheju Abuh begins on Wednesday 4th December 2019 with service of songs at Utako, Abuja. The wake keeping at her father home in Ojiaji-Obala, by Ajegwu, in Ofu LGA Kogi state holds on Saturday 7th December while the funeral service and reception at the same venue holds on Sunday 8th Dec 2019.