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Wada Declares 3 Days Mourning in Honour of Abubakar Audu

Yemi Adebowale

Kogi State Governor, Capt. Idris Wada has declared 3 days of mourning in honour of former governor of the state and candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the Saturday Governorship election, Prince Abubakar Audu.

Prince Audu died yesterday, after the announcement of the election result that was declared inconclusive.

In a statement, Monday, by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Adegbemiro Jegede, Wada described Prince Audu as a great Kogite and a great Nigerian who has contributed immensely to the socio-economic and political development of Kogi State.

He commiserated with the family of Prince Audu and the entire people of Kogi State, describing Audu as a leader who always strive to give his pursuit the best.

Audu was on his way to a historic third electoral victory, with 240,867 votes as his closest challenger, Governor Idris Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has 199,514 votes.

However, instead of being declared as the winner of the election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced yesterday afternoon that the election was inconclusive, saying that there would be re-run polls in 59 polling units which have about 49,000 registered voters.

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