Kogi election: Gunmen disrupt PDP governorship primary
The Kogi state primary election for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been disrupted by gunmen, It was gathered that the gunmen invaded the Lokoja Confluence Stadium in the early hours of Wednesday, September 4.
Also, the governor of Adamawa state who was at the venue at the time of the attack escaped unhurt The governorship primary election ended abruptly in the early hours of Wednesday, September 4, when gunmen invaded the venue of the election, Lokoja Confluence Stadium.
A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that voting had ended and sorting of votes were going on when the gunmen came to the venue at about 1:45 am and started shooting from different directions. According to report, votes in eight out of the 10 ballot boxes have already been counted and sorted out before the disruption by the gunmen.
Aspirants, delegates and others scampered for safety while the number of casualty has yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.
NAN correspondent said that Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, the chairman of the electoral committee escaped the bullets of the gunmen.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a PDP governorship aspirant, Victor Adoji, had earlier debunked reports that he stepped down for a former Kogi state governor, Idris Wada. Adoji said he was still in the game for the party’s primary election ahead of the November 16, gubernatorial election in the state.