The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it will explore all known choices and alternatives in line with party’s dictates and rule of law as regards the demise of Prince Abubakar Audu, its candidate in Saturday’s inconclusive governorship election in Kogi state.
In a statement issued in Abuja by the party’s acting National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Timi Frank, the party it was in shock and dumbfounded over the sad news, adding that the late Audu would have been the best governor for the state like he was before.
The statement said: “We are exploring all known choices and alternatives to us in line with our party’s dictates and respect of the rule of law as is in conformity with laid down laws and rules of our country.
“The past 24 hours has been one that of gloom, pain, shock and grief because of the death of the strongman of Kogi politics, a dependable party man and our governorship candidate in last Saturday’s election, Prince Abubakar Audu, who was clearly headed for victory having led with the most votes.
“To say that we are shocked and dumbfounded at Audu’s death is to scratch our pains on the surface as the Kogi Prince typified what a real democrat radiated. A politician who chose to remain in opposition after losing his governorship in 2003 despite intimidations, but rather chose to see the nation get its deserved change in leadership”.
APC described late Audu as “irreplaceable not only in the politics of Kogi state where he bestrode like a colossus but also in the firmament of our nation’s political history”.
The party however commiserated with Audu’s family, relations, the people of Kogi state and indeed the APC family all across the world.
“We are hurt by his demise as we are sure that the late would-be governor would have emerged the best governor again and restored all that the locusts have eaten in Kogi State”.

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