Kogi PDP primary, scores injured as unknown gunmen attacked venue


The Tuesday Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) governorship primaries in Lokoja, held at the Lokoja Confluence Stadium lokoja was truncated as unknown gunmen attacked the venue shooting sporadically to disperse the people.

The accreditation of the delegates and voting had gone on smoothly until about 1.45 am when some unknown gunmen invaded the stadium and started shooting sporadically.

The race was being closely contested for, by former governor, Capt Idris Wada, his younger brother, Musa Wada, son of former Governor Ibrahim Idris, Abubakar Idris and Senator
Dino Melaye.

Others who are in the contest includes; Aminu Abubakar Suleiman, Joe Erico Ameh and Victor Adoji. Four other aspirants earlier cleared for the primaries reportedly stepped down from the race, Monday night.

However after the voting and sorting out of the ballot papers commenced some unknown people heavily armed stormed the stadium and started shooting sporadically.

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According an eye withnessd account the shooting started from outside the stadium but later gained entrance into the main bowl of the stadium firing several gun shots into the air.

All the delegates, aspirants, journalists and even some security men had to run for their lives as they could not curtail the situation.

Several  persons were injured following the sporadic shooting as they tried to make there way out of the venue to avoid been killed.
However , it could not be verified, but there are indications that the members of the panel were able to save the voting materials.

Earlier the Chairman of the Electoral Committee for the PDP Primary, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, had said that 2, 388 delegates were accredited out of the total of 2,578 PDP delegates from the 21 local government areas of Kogi.

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He added that 600 ballot papers had been provided, saying they had enough ballot papers.

”We have 13 aspirants for Kogi PDP governorship primaries and no aspirant has signified their interest to step down. So, we have 13 agents representing all the 13 aspirants,” he said.

Also speaking before the commencement of the process, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP Publicity Secretary, said that the party had taken the necessary steps to ensure free, fair, credible, transparent and peaceful election.

According to him, the names of all the delegates across the state were earlier published in different national dailies and online media.

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He added that every delegate had his or her photograph appearing on their accreditation card.

He explained that all other aspirants had pledged to support whoever won the PDP primaries among them, in the governorship election in November 16.

Unfortunately, , as voting ended and sorting of votes were going on, gunmen came to the venue at about 1:45a.m. and started shooting from different directions.

However, Votes in eight out of the 10 ballot balloxes have already been counted and sorted out before the disruption by the gunmen.

As 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

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