Reports that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi state, Abubakar Audu, may have died as a result of the news of the declaration of Saturday’s election as inconclusive is not true as investigations by online newspaper Premium Times indicates that Audu’s health problem started on Saturday evening.
The paper claimed that a relative of the deceased informed it that the problem started when he complained of stomach cramps on Saturday.
“He suffered a stroke this morning,” the source is quoted to have told the paper.
“Another one occurred this afternoon and that was fatal.” the source adds.
Premium Times also reports that a close friend and associate of the late politician had confirmed his passing, though it didn't name who the person was.
Though too shattered to provide details of the politician’s passing, he confirmed he was in the candidate’s company when he passed on.
The source was also quoted as saying that the former governor suddenly took ill and was being rushed to Abuja preparatory to being flown abroad when he passed on.
Mr. Audu’s son, Mustapha is said not to be answering or returning calls and so were all the other close family members.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared the Saturday governorship election inconclusive, but Mr. Audu was in a pole position to be declared winner eventually.