Mohammed, the eldest son of Prince Abubakar Audu, a former governor of Kogi state, has said witchcraft was not the cause of his father’s death.
A ccording to the son of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the November 21, 2015, governorship election, Audu died of ulcer.
Audu died on November 22, 2015 shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the elections inconclusive.
Speaking with The Sun, Mohammed said his father died of ulcer and not spiritual attack as was widely reported in the media.
He said: “We didn’t grow up to believe in any spiritual attack. More so, I know that he died of bleeding peptic ulcer. I knew he was under pressure, I knew a lot of things went wrong at the time, but then, as for the election, he was coasting home to victory.
“Not that he was going to win; he had won. It was just for the miscalculation of INEC that made them to say it was inconclusive. But in my opinion, he had won fair and square.”
On how the family is copping since the father died, Mohammed said, “The family is good. We are just trying to put the pieces together.
“You know when the head of the family goes like this, the process of recovery and trying to step into his shoes is not exactly very easy.
“So, we are all pulling together, trying our best to see how we can come out of the shock and continue with his legacy.”
Meanwhile, We had earlier reported that the Nigerian Senate has kicked-off investigations into the assassination attempt on Senate Dino Melaye representing Kogi West.
The Senate during plenary on Wednesday, April 26 set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the attempt on Dino Melaye’s life in Aiyetoro-Gbede in Kogi state.
We recalls that Melaye escaped an assassination attempt on his life early on Saturday, April 15. According to reports, Senator Melaye was attacked in his residence at Ayetoro-Gbede, Ijumu local government area of Kogi state.
After the rain of bullet that lasted over one hour, two of the vehicles parked within the premises were damaged, while part of the building was also destroyed.