That the APC gubernatorial hopeful, Abubakar Audu who was being touted to be in early lead in the yet to be concluded Kogi election today is dead is no longer news, what’s yet to be told is how the controversial former governor died of stroke this afternoon, Sunday, November, 22nd, 2015 after hearing the bad news that, the election is inconclusive.
According to family sources, Prince Abubakar Audu, his health predicament began yesterday when he was said to have complained of stomach cramps before going to bed, “he complained of stomach cramps last night, Saturday, November, 21st, 2015 and we all thought it’s something normal owing to the stress of the forthcoming election, but he went to bed and nothing happened”, the source told National Enquirer.
We gathered reliably that trouble started however when Prince Audu woke up this morning looking very pale and jittery, he subsequently suffered stroke this morning around 9am but was slightly okay and was able to manage his health to the polling booth where he got accredited and later voted.
The source told National Enquirer that, the politician who was said to be 72 years old had been so anxious about the outcome of the election so much so that, he kept compelling his aides to get feed backs from all LGs and by all possible means.
Later in the afternoon, after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the election inconclusive, Audu suffered another stroke and when people around him sensed that, it was getting out of hand, they decided to rush him to Abuja for necessary medical attention in a bid to save his life “by fire by force” and it was on their way to Abuja that he died of cardiac arrest.
It would be recalled that, the politician had faced tough and stringent criticism over his candidacy as the APC guber aspirant for the Kogi 2015 election with so many groups kicking against candidature and even integrity due to the account of his last stewardship.
The 72 year old is survived by wives and children.
The Constitutional Crises
The death of the APC guber candidate in Kogi State, Prince Audu has caused serious constitutional crises as our electoral act didn’t envisage this, so, the faith of the party-APC and that of the deputy of the deceased, Mr. Faleke is not yet known in the on-going election.
But National Enquirer spoke to a constitutional lawyer, Barrister Monday Ubani and according to him, “yeah it is true that, there’s no provision for this in the electoral act, but as it is, what will happen is that, the election will go on, the party will go on with the election because no one has been declared victor or vanquish, and at the end of the day, if APC wins, the deputy will emerge as the substantive governor and choose who runs as his deputy” his words.