Wada declares 3 days of mourning

Audu died on Sunday, November 22, 2015, after going head to head with Wada in the elections which held on Saturday, 21.

Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada and opponent, Abubakar Audu

Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada has declared a three-day mourning period in the state following the death of former governor and All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu.

The APC candidate was in the lead before the elections were declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Wada announced the mourning period via a statement released today, November 23, by the Secretary to the State Government, Adegbemiro Jegede.

In the statement, Wada described Audu as a great Kogite and a great Nigerian who had contributed immensely to the socio-economic and political development of Kogi State.

Audu will be buried today in accordance with Islamic rites.

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