It is sad but true, Prince Abubakar Audu the APC candidate in the Kogi State governorship election, who was clearly in the lead, has been confirmed dead.
INEC returning officer for the election, Prof. Emmanuel Kucha of Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, has said no party could be declared the winner yet since the numbers of cancelled votes was more than the difference between the first placed Prince Audu of APC and the second placed Governor Idris Wada of PDP.
A credible source say Prince Audu died since around 5am on Sunday morning…
He would have been declared winner of the election if not for the difference in the number of cancelled votes and his margin, but now that he has departed this world under a strange circumstance, some are saying that the APC victory will be transfered to his deputy, while others are saying the PDP candidate who is second should benefit from the unfortunate turn of even. We will know the position of the law soon.
Prince Abubakar Audu, was the first Executive Governor of Kogi State and was born on 27 October 1947, to the family of his Royal Highness, the late Pa Audu Oyidi, Orego Atta of Igala Land and the paramount ruler of Ogbonicha-Alloma in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State.
He started his education at the then N.A. Junior Primary School, Alloma, and later N.A Senior School Ankpa, from where he proceeded to Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha. He later transferred to the Jos Commercial College where he obtained both the GCE O and A level. His people say he’s the best governor they’ve had so far.
May his soul rest in peace!