According to online newspaper, Sahara Reporters, Audu passed away of undisclosed medical reason just after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced the results of the voting and had declared the election inconclusive.
However, Channels reports that Mr Audu died of undisclosed medical reasons shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the governorship election inconclusive on Sunday.
He was leading in the results announced by INEC, scoring 240,867 votes while the incumbent Governor, Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party polled 199,514 votes.
State government sources have confirmed news of Mr Audu’s death.
He will be buried on Monday by 9:00am in his home town.