Monday, 23 November 2015

SaharaReporters: INEC Knew About Audu's Death Before Declaring Kogi Elections Inconclusive

According to online media, Sahara Reporters, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, knew about the death of APC's candidate before declaring the Kogi elections inconclusive.

APC's Audu Abubakar gave up the ghost yesterday.

According to the media body, Mr. Audu woke up very tired on Saturday, the day of the governorship election.

"He said doctors had given the former governor blood transfusion which gave him enough energy to go to the polling booth to vote in his hometown, Ogbonicha." someone familiar with the matter reportedly said.

Mr. Audu returned to his home on Saturday and began vomiting again, the person said.

"After a while he became unconscious and died around 5 a.m. on Sunday morning," the person reportedly added.

"A source at INEC told SaharaReporters that electoral officials knew of Mr. Audu’s death before they announced the results of his election inconclusive on Sunday." Sahara Reporters said.

The family's timeline of Mr. Audu's death indicated that he passed on before officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) started collation and announcement of results, Sahara Reporters added.

INEC after collation of results yesterday had declared the elections inconclusive, saying the number of cancelled votes that was higher than the margin between the leading candidate and the runner-up.



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