Engineer Musa Wada, the younger brother of the immediate past Governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada, has emerged the standard bearer of the People’s Democratic Party in the state.
Musa polled 748 votes to defeat his closest rival, the son of an ex-Governor Ibrahim Idris, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim Idris, who scored 710 votes at the party’s primary.
Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, Adamawa state Governor, who presided over the primary at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja, gave the breakdown of votes scored by each of the 13 aspirants that participated in the election.
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 on Wednesday in the disrupted Kogi Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary.
The exercise ended abruptly in the early hours of Wednesday following the invasion of the Lokoja Confluence Stadium, venue of the primary, by gunmen.
Voting by the delegates had however ended and sorting of ballots under way, when the gunmen stormed the venue at around 1.45am, causing pandemonium.
Votes in eight out of the 10 ballot boxes had been sorted and counted before the disruption, following which the Governor Umar Fintiri-led election panel called a meeting of all the 13 aspirants at the end of which it was agreed that sorting and counting should continue.