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Prince Abubakar Audu Died Around 6.30am on Sunday

Kayode Sesan

Prince Abubakar Audu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Party (APC) in yesterday’s election in Kogi State, died as early as 6.30 a.m on Sunday, SIGNAL can report.

A source informed about the matter who did not want to be named disclosed to SIGNAL that Mr. Audu started vomiting blood on Friday night in what was initially considered a case of suspected food poisoning. According to findings by SIGNAL, Mr. Audu was also hypertensive.

“He started vomiting blood after he returned from Lokoja,” said a family source who witnessed Mr. Audu’s deterioration.

He was certified dead at about 6.30 am Sunday morning.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kogi state will be buried Monday morning according to Muslim rites just as his opponent at the polls, Idris Wada who is incumbent governor of the state has declared seven days mourning for the late Audu.

The APC governorship candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu, who was waiting to be declared the winner of the election, is now declared dead.

The confirmed time of Mr. Audu’s death indicates that he passed on before officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) started collation and announcement of results.

Audu, from the results declared by the INEC, from the 21 local councils in the state, had won 16 and was clearly ahead of the PDP opponent and incumbent, Idris Wada.

But INEC declared the election inconclusive, despite projections by political analysts and media that he had won. A lesson to the media not to project election results again.

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