The campaign organisation of the late Kogi State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Abubakar Audu, is currently mounting pressure on the leadership of the party to replace the deceased with his son, Mohammed. The campaign organisation was of the opinion that Mohammed should join the race.
A source said “Abubakar Audu’s supporters, including his campaign structure, are rooting for either Audu’s son, Mohammed, or James Faleke for them not to lose out entirely. They are narrowing it to either Faleke or Mohammed because the APC machinery believes that the election has been won. But the party elders and leaders, who worked for him, will be more comfortable with Mohammed.”
Spokesperson for the APC in Kogi State, Abdulmalik Suleiman while reacting, said “We are mourning. This is the time for sober reflection and we are praying for our late leader and icon. At the appropriate time, the public will know because APC has a way of solving its issues and problems.”
There is suspense and anxiety in the state over who may emerge as Audu’s replacement as politicians such as Yahaya Bello, Jubrin Echocho, Salihu Atawodi and others have been listed as possible replacement.
Omolara Adegoke- Abuja
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