Engineer Musa Wada Wednesday emerged the flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party – PDP in Kogi state.
Wada, with 748 votes, defeated 12 other aspirants, including the son of an ex-Governor Ibrahim Idris, Abubakar Ibrahim Idris, who scored 710 votes, according to the Chairman of the governorship primary election committee, Ahmadu Fintiri.
Fintiri, a former Governor of Adamawa State, who presided over the primary in Lokoja, also announced that former Governor Idris Wada was third with 345.
“We have performed well and we should be commended by all the aspirants,” Fintiri said.
He added that 2,388 delegates were accredited for the election while 2,109 votes were cast.
The former Governor also pointed out that 54 voided votes were recorded, with 244 unused ballots, while 247 ballot papers could not be accounted for.
He said the 247 missing ballot papers could be as a result of the invasion of the venue of the primary by yet-to-be-identified gunmen, saying that the number was not enough to damage the integrity of the exercise.