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Prince Audu, APC’s governorship Candidate in Kogi Election dies as INEC declares election inconclusive

Prince Abubakar Audu
Prince Abubakar Audu

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state, Prince Abubakar Audu has died following the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that election, the results of which showed that he was coasting home to victory was inconclusive.
Mr. Audu is believed to have died of stroke that he suffered after the announcement of decision of INEC and is expected to be buried Monday at his residence in his hometown, Ogbonicha, in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State..
He was said to have been rushed to Abuja for medical attention preparatory to being flown abroad before he gave up the ghost.
INEC had on Sunday evening declared the governorship election inconclusive with Prince Audu polling 240, 867 votes, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Governor Idris Wada, 199, 514 votes. The margin was over 41,000 votes but the cancelled and voided votes were well over 49,000 votes.
INEC is expected to announce when a supplementary election will hold to determine who would be governor of the state.

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