Kogi: Crisis In PDP Over Wada’s Emergence As Guber Candidate

Fresh crisis is rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the
emergence of Engr. Musa Wada as the candidate of the party for the
November 16 governorship election in Kogi state. The Senator
representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye and Abubakar Ibrahim, son of former
governor of the state, Ibrahim Idris yesterday kicked against the
emergence of Wada and petitioned the National Working Committee of the
party over the issue. Impeccable sources at the PDP National Secretariat
told our correspondent on Thursday night that the aggrieved aspirants
stormed the Wadata Plaza in Abuja, where they registered their
grievances.

Abubakar scored a total of 710 votes while Senator
Melaye scored a total of 70 votes at a primary poll conducted in Lokoja,
the state capital, last Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. Senator
Melaye told our correspondent that he rejected the outcome of the
primary on grounds that all the votes cast in his favour were not
counted before gunmen disrupted the exercise. Daily Trust learnt that
Melaye submitted his petition to the National Secretary of the party,
Senator Ibrahim Tsauri. At the time of filing this report, Abubakar on
the other hand was still at a meeting with the party’s NWC.

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Wada who clinched the ticket after garnering a total of 748 votes, made
a surprise appearance at the party’s secretariat, accompanied by a
mammoth crowd of supporters and political associates. Our correspondent
also gathered that the party was supposed to present a flag to Wada as
winner of the primary poll but shelved it for today, following the
protest by some aspirants.

Source:- Dailytrustng

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