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Another Kogi APC gubernatorial candidate dies in Osogbo

Poster: alexical | Date: 3:16am, 9th Apr 2016. | Views: 180 | 1 Replies
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alexical . Jalingo, Taraba
3:16am, 9th Apr 2016.
The late Rotimi Obadofin was a front liner
with Afenifere.

Prince Rotimi Obadofin, a former
governorship candidate in Kogi state, is
dead.
Vanguard reports that the late politician
was a front line member of Afenifere and
hailed from Aiyegunle Gbede, in Ijumu
local government area of Kogi state.

Obadofin contested on the platform of the
defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)
before the merger which produced the All
Progressives Congress (APC).

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The late politician reportedly died in
Osogbo, the Osun state capital on
Thursday night after rupturing his
appendix and also contested the
governorship ticket of APC in last year’s
election but could not make it past the
primaries as he lost late Prince Abubakar
Audu.
Governor Yahaya Bello, who expressed
shock over the death of Obadofin,
described him as a ‘frontline progressive’
who displayed exemplary zeal for the
actualization of civil rule in Nigeria.

In a statement signed by his chief press
secretary, Kingsley Fanwo, Governor Bello
described the late Obadofin as a

“Pragmatic democrat, fiery human right
defender and a believer in the core ethos
of Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural group
that wrestled power from khakistocrats
and returned the nation to representative
democracy.”

Prince Audu died on November 23, 2015
after leading in the Kogi gubernatorial
election. He was later replaced by
incumbent governor, Bello, after series of
clashes with the late governor’s running
mate, James Faleke.
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