All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu died on Sunday, November 22, 2015, while in a clear lead in the elections which held on Saturday, 21.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock at the death of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu.
The polls were later declared to be inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The PDP reacted to Audu’s death via a statement released by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh.
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is shocked by the news of the sudden death of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in last Saturday’s Kogi state governorship election, Prince Abubakar Audu.”
“At this critical moment, the PDP refrains from comments on the conduct of the election. That is not important now. What is important at this point is the sanctity of human life.”
“Our deepest thoughts and prayers go to the family of Prince Abubakar Audu and indeed, the APC fold.”
“On this note, the Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, charges all PDP members in Kogi and across the nation to keep Prince Audu, his family and loved ones in their prayers, as we mourn with them and the people of Kogi state over this monumental loss.”
Audu will be buried today, November 23, in accordance with Islamic rites.
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