Abubakar Audu, Nigerian politician, Died at 68

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Prince Abubakar Audu was born on October 24, 1947, and died on November 22, 2015.

He was twice the Governor of Nigeria’s Kogi state.

Abubakar first tenure was from January 1992 until November 1993 and the second from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2003.

He died due to a heart attack shortly after the announcement of the election results on 22 November 2015, while seeking re-election on the platform of Nigeria’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC).

Abubakar, first Executive Governor of Kogi State was born on 24 October 1947, to the family of his Royal Highness, the late Pa Audu Oyidi, Orego Atta of Igala Land and the paramount ruler of Ogbonicha-Alloma in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State.

Abubakar started his education at the then N.A. Junior Primary School, Alloma, and later N.A Senior School Ankpa, from where he proceeded to Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha.

He later transferred to the Jos Commercial College, where he obtained both the GCE O and A level.

Abubakar passed away of a heart attack on 22 November 2015, shortly after INEC announced the Kogi State Gubernatorial Election as inconclusive.


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