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Politics - September 5, 2019

Kogi: Dino, Abubakar Protest Wada’s Emergence As PDP Candidate

Osegbemi Anthony

Two aspirants in the Kogi governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Dino Melaye and Abubakar Ibrahim, son of former Kogi state governor, Ibrahim Idris, on Thursday petitioned the PDP appeal panel over the emergence of Engineer Musa Wada as the party’s candidate for the governorship poll scheduled for November 16.

Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District and Abubakar, made their reservations known when they separately met with the National Working Committee behind close doors at the party’s national secretariat, Wadata Plaza.

Wada who polled 748 was declared winner of the PDP primaries by the Governor Umaru Fintiri led committee in Lokoja, Kogi State. However while Abubakar polled 710 votes to finish as runner up, Senator Dino garnered 70 votes to finish fourth.

Reacting however, Melaye faulted the exercise on grounds that the votes cast in his favour were not counted before gunmen disrupted the exercise.

In his petition to the National Secretary of the party, Senator Ibrahim Tsauri, Melaye questioned why only votes from two (2) out of ten (10) ballot boxes was counted for him in the just concluded primaries.

On his part, Abubakar questioned the credibility of the process.

Wada was however sighted at the party’s secretariat, accompanied by a mammoth crowd of supporters and political associates.

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