APC candidate's death is shocking - Osun speaker

Salaam said that Abubakar died a fulfilled man having achieved his heart’s desire before he died.

Abubakar Audu, APC gubernatorial candidate in Kogi Stat

Mr Najeem Salaam, the Speaker of Osun House of Assembly, on Monday described Prince Audu Abubakar's death as shocking.

Until his death, Audu was the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate in Saturday's Kogi Governorship election which INEC declared inconclusive.

The condolence is contained in a statement issued by the speaker's Chief Press Secretary, Goke Butika, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo.

He said that "an era has come to an end" with the death of Abubakar.

Salaam commended Abubakar for drawing the love of his people while alive.

"There must be something special about the deceased that attracted him to his people so much that they were ready to elect him anytime he showed interest in an election."

He commiserated with the family of the deceased, the Kogi Government and the people of the state.

The speaker advised politicians, irrespective of their leanings, to take a lesson from the death of Abubakar.

He described life as a stage where an individual actor would play his role and depart.

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