The entire nation was in shock upon hearing the death news of The All Progressive Congress (APC), governorship candidate in Kogi state who was leading by a reasonable margin before he died on Sunday.
Reports have it that he will be buried on Monday morning according to Muslim rites. His opponent at the polls, Idris Wada who is incumbent governor of the state has declared seven days mourning for the late Audu.
Prince Abubakar Audu, who was waiting to be announced winner of the election, has instead been announced dead.
He was said to have had a massive stroke around 3:10 pm yesterday in his village of Ogbonicha and died. Some minutes after INEC returning officer Professor Emmanunel Kucha declared the result of the poll inconclusive.
Family sources said that Audu has had a history of heart-related problems. He was said to have fallen ill after casting his vote Saturday afternoon.
Sources said at a stage, he was vomiting blood. According to sources, Audu was said to have fallen ill after he cast his ballot in his village of Ogbonicha yesterday. Sources said he was vomiting blood at some stage, but was stabilised by doctors around him.
However his condition worsened this morning, culminating in a massive stroke. Just when an air ambulance was being organised to lift him for better medicare, he slumped and died.
Audu, from the results declared by the INEC, from the 21 local councils in the state, had won 16 and was clearly ahead of the PDP opponent Idris Wada.