Abubakar Audu, The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Party (APC) in yesterday’s election in Kogi State, died at 4.26 am Nigerian time on Sunday, 22-11-2015.
Our source who is a family member of the late Abubakar Audu said Mr. Audu complained of chest pains after casting his vote yesterday. By the time he got home, He was vomiting blood. Family members were shocked at the way his health deteriorated from a bubbly Gubernatorial hopeful to a sick man vomiting blood, all under a few hours.
The family member stated that Abubakar Audu started vomiting blood right from Lokoja. Abubakar Audu was known to be hypertensive and had to be given blood transfusion to enable him to move around on the day of election. Our source informed us that Abubakar Audu had premonition of his death as he complained about his health after meeting with a popular politician from the South West of Nigeria. This meeting was held a few days before his death. It will also be recalled that Mr. Abubakar Audu got married to a popular politician a few days before his death, some family members mentioned to us that that they did not sanction the marriage because of the closeness of the said lady to APC bigwigs.
The timeline of Abubakar Audu’s death indicated that the top hierarchy of The All Progressives Party (APC) and The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) knew of the time of death and it was arranged to announce the outcome of the Kogi Governorship election as inconclusive.
Mr. Abubakar Audu was a very controversial politician when he was alive and from all indications, Controversy followed him to the very end.
At the time of this report, the mortal remains of Abubakar Audu has been transported to his hometown where he will be buried tomorrow according to Islamic rites.
There will be no autopsy on the cause of his death.
Omolara Adegoke- Abuja
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