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KOGI GUBER: Melaye, others lose out as Musa Wada emerges PDP flagbearer

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Engr. Musa Wada has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Kogi State.

Chairman of the electoral committee for the Kogi primary election, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State, who declared the results on Wednesday, said Wada polled 748.

Musa Wada is the younger brother of the immediate past governor, Idris Wada, who also contested for the party’s ticket.

He was closely followed by Abubakar Mohammed Ibrahim, the son of a former governor, Ibrahim Idris (Ibro), who polled 710 votes.

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The immediate past governor, Capt. Wada, came third with 345 votes while Senator Dino Melaye polled 70 votes to emerge fourth.

Others include Aminu Suleiman- 55 votes, Victor Adoji-54, Erico Joseph- 42, AVM Saliu Atawodi (retd.)- 11, Emmanuel Omebije- 9 votes, Mohammed Shuaibi- 4 votes, Bayo Michael- 2 votes and Jabiru Haruna- 0.

Counting resumed after the election was disrupted on Wednesday following the invasion of the Lokoja Confluence Stadium, venue of the primary, by gunmen.

There were sporadic shootings by gunmen at about 2:00 AM on Wednesday morning after the election had ended and sorting of votes cast for aspirants was ongoing.

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