Kogi Decides: PDP Resumes Counting of Result of Primary After Gunmen Invasion

Adamawa State Governor Ahmad Fintiri-led Electoral Panel of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the Kogi State Governorship Primary has resumed the counting of the votes which was abruptly stopped in the early hours of Wednesday following the invasion of the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja venue of the congress.

Voting had ended at about 11 p.m on Tuesday and the sorting and counting had immediately begun before the exercise was halted following the invasion of the venue by unknown gunmen who were shooting sporadically.

The sporadic gunshots forced Fintiri to leave the venue.

After the disruption, the panel called a meeting of all the aspirants where it was agreed that the sorting and counting should continue since all the agents of the candidates have the results of the seven boxes that had been counted.  

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

The three other boxes yet to be sorted were in the possession of the Fintiri-led panel.

The counting of the ballot boxes is now being done at the Governor’s Lodge adjacent to the Government House, Lokoja

Meanwhile, unconfirmed results from the respective agents show that Engr. Musa Wada is leading with 570 votes. Others such as Abubakar Idris garnered 513 votes; Senator Dino Melaye, 232 votes and former Governor Idris Wada, 200 votes.  Counting was still in progress as of press time.

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