The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday, expressed shock over the news of the sudden death of Prince Abubakar Audu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in last Saturday’s Kogi state governorship election.
A statement issued by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, which described the loss as ‘monumental’, encouraged Nigerians to support the family of prince Audu with love and prayers.
The statement read, “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.
“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.”
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, Mr Abubakar Audu, was reported to have died of undisclosed medical reasons.
His death came shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the governorship election inconclusive on Sunday.
Audu was leading in the results announced by INEC, scoring 240,867 votes while the incumbent Governor Idris Wada, of the Peoples Democratic Party scored 199,514 votes.
Following the former governors death, Governor Wada declared a three days period of mourning for him.