Hours to Kogi Election, Prominent APC Chieftain Slumps, Dies in Lokoja, Details Emerge

Hours to Kogi Election, Prominent APC Chieftain Slumps, Dies in Lokoja, Details Emerge

  • Kogi state, northcentral Nigeria, will hold its governorship election on Saturday, November 11, 2023
  • A sad development occurred a day before the election in Lokoja, the state's capital, as an APC chieftain died suddenly
  • The APC chieftain, Dan'asabe Mohammed, is the chairperson of Lokoja local government council

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics in Nigeria

Lokoja Kogi state - Dan'asabe Mohammed, the chairman of Lokoja local government council, is dead.

Muhammed was confirmed dead around 4:30 am, Friday, November 10, at a hospital in Lokoja, the state capital, Daily Trust reported.

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Dan'asabe Mohammed is no more. Photo credit: Comr Abubakar Muhammed
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Kogi: Family confirms Dan'asabe Mohammed's demise

The late All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain was rushed to the hospital after he slumped at his residence.

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He was reportedly active at political meetings in preparation for Saturday, November 11 governorship election in the state.

A family source said he was rushed to Shifa Hospital, Lokoja, shortly after he collapsed in the house on Thursday night, November 9.

The source who does not want to be named said:

“Doctors confirmed him clinically dead around 4.30 am on Friday."

Sympathisers were seen trooping into his family house on Friday morning, November 10.

The deceased who will be buried later on Friday, November 10, is survived by his mother, wife, and children.

Danasabe Muhammed's death in Kogi: APC reacts

Talba Lakwaja, the public relations officer (PRO) of the APC in Lokoja, Kogi state, confirmed the sad incident in a statement.

He said:

“This is to notify the general public that the remains of the Lokoja Local Government Council Chairman, Hon. Mohammed Dasebe Mohammed, will be buried at Anguwan Kura burial ground 2 pm immediately after jummat prayer.

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"The body will depart his family house at cantonment to Lokoja Central Mosque by 1:30 pm."

Off-cycle elections: “I see 2/1", Apostle Anthony

In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that Apostle Ako Anthony of the Mountain of Christ Prayer Ministry International predicted that the APC will triumph in two states in the off-cycle elections on Saturday, November 11.

Apostle Anthony during a Facebook Live on Wednesday, November 8, seen by Legit.ng, said the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will win Bayelsa state. Governor Duoye Diri is the candidate of the PDP in Bayelsa.

"Kogi election would favour APC" - Ayodele

Legit.ng also reported that Primate Elijah Ayodele, the spiritual leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, tipped the APC to win the governorship election in Kogi state on Saturday, November 11.

Alhaji Ahmed Ododo is the flagbearer of the APC, and the anointed candidate of the incumbent governor, Yahaya Bello.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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