Kogi Decides: PDP Primary Inconclusive As Gunmen Invade Venue Of Primary

The primary conducted by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to pick its governorship candidate for the November 16 poll has ended abruptly.

This followed the invasion of the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja venue of the exercise by some unknown gunmen.

The sporadic gunshots forced Governor Ahmad Fintiri of Adamawa State, who is the chairman of the electoral panel, to leave the place.

Delegates had concluded voting and counting of votes began at exactly 11pm on Tuesday.

The counting was in progress when gunmen stormed the venue shooting sporadically.

There were a total of 10 ballot boxes being sorted and counted.

Fintiri was on the eighth box at around 1.15am when the sporadic shooting started.

The security operatives at the venue seemed to have been overwhelmed by the situation such that the counting of the votes was truncated and the exercise could not be concluded.

The Governor was first moved to safe place within the stadium and later driven out of the facility at about 3 a.m.

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