President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the news of Abubakar Audu’s death, saying he was personally devastated by the sad development.
“We are obviously devastated at the loss”, he said
Audu, who died on Sunday was the All Progressive Congress, APC’s candidate in the inconclusive Kogi State Governorship election that held last Saturday.
President Buhari who is currently attending the Third Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Tehran, Iran.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu President Buhari described the late Abubakar Audu as a talented politician, a loving family head and a respected community leader.
“He was immensely courageous”, he said.
The statement 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.”
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.