President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the death of Prince Abubakar Audu, the All Progressive Congress candidate in the inconclusive Kogi State governorship election conducted last Saturday.
The President according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu said he received the news with an enormous sense of shock. “We are obviously devastated at the loss, “ he said.
President Buhari described the late Abubakar Audu as a talented politician, a loving family head and a respected community leader. “He was immensely courageous,” the President added.
“President Buhari condoles with the family of the late governor, the government and people of Kogi state as well as all our party members, men and women who stood with Audu in his bid return as Governor. He ran as the favorite in the election as the early results have clearly shown,” the statement read in part.
President Buhari prayed to Allah to repose the soul of Governor Audu, and to give his family, the people of Kogi State and the APC members all over Nigeria the fortitude to bear this loss.

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