The Kogi United Forum has called on Me. Solomon Arase, Inspector General of Police to commence immediate investigation into what it described as the suspected assassination of Prince Abubakar Audu a former governor of Kogi State and gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 21, gubernatorial election in Kogi State.
The group in a statement signed by Tunde Aina, National President, accused the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of allegedly masterminding the assassination of the late Audu.
Audu, it was gathered started vomiting blood shortly after casting his vote on Saturday and sharing a meal with the APC National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Lokoja. Audu eventually passed on at about 6 am on Saturday morning while election results were being collated.
Efforts by his family members to make the news public was truncated as Tinubu advised against it on the premise that it could work against the APC, should his death be announced early.
Tinubu, for whatever intents and purposes was hoping Audu would be announced winner after which his running mate, Hon. Abiodun Faleke, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Ikeja Federal Constituency of Lagos State who was single-handedly handpicked by Tinubu as Audu’s running mate would then be declared governor.
The question we are asking is simple: who would have been the biggest beneficiary of the death of Audu seeing that he was already reported to be leading the polls and coasting home to victory?
The Kogi United Forum smells a huge rat in the untidy events that have played out in the death of Audu and therefore demands the following:
“The immediate investigation of the death of Abubakar Audu as a case of cold-blooded murder and political assassination.
“That the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu be immediately arrested by the Nigerian Police and investigated thoroughly for the murder of Audu.”