Nigeria, November 23, 2015, (Blank NEWS Online) – 

Late Prince Abubakar Audu
Late Prince Abubakar Audu

Prince Abubakar Audu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded governorship election in Kogi State, has died.

Audu, a former governor of the state, who was ahead in the just concluded election, died of heart attack according to sources within the APC.

Prince Audu was said to have suffered a heart attack after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which had earlier announced all the results, later declared the election as inconclusive.

Another source claimed that Audu died on Sunday even before the result of the Saturday, November 21 governorship election in the state was declared inconclusive by INEC.

The Returning Officer, Prof Emmanuel Kucha, had said that the number of votes cancelled, 49,953 was more than the margin with which Mr Audu won the election.

The APC candidate, Audu, polled 240,867 while his closest rival, Idris Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate polled 199,514 votes.

INEC is thus expected to fix new date for supplementary election.

Family sources said Audu died before help could come his way. He would be buried on Monday morning according to Islamic rites.

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