Engr. Wada wins PDP governorship primary in Kogi

By AdvocateNews on 05/09/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,108

Engr Musa Wada,  PDP Governorship candidate
Engr Musa Wada, PDP Governorship candidate

The younger brother of the immediate past governor of Kogi State, Engr. Musa Wada has emerged the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary held in Lokoja on Wednesday, ahead of the 16th November election.

Engr. Musa Wada scored 748 votes, followed by Abubakar Idris with 710 votes, the former governor Captain Idris Wada came third, while Senator Dino Melaye came fourth.

Musa Wada, from Dekina Local Government area of Kogi State is said to be former governor of the State, Captain Idris Wada’s younger brother and also in-law to another former governor, Idris Ibrahim.

Sorting and counting of votes was concluded following the invasion of the venue on Wednesday by some gunmen who disrupted the congress.

Voting had ended and the sorting of votes was going on when the gunmen came to the venue at about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday and started shooting from different directions.

Votes in eight out of the 10 ballot boxes have already been sorted and countered before the disruption by the gunmen.

Following the disruption, the Governor Umar Fintiri led election panel called for a meeting of all aspirants where after a marathon session, it was agreed that sorting and counting should continue.

Luckily for the party, all agents already have figures of votes from the first seven ballot boxes that were already counted before the disruption. The other three boxes yet sorted out were in the possession of Governor Fintiri panel.

Meanwhile, Engr. Musa Wada has expressed optimism that the state is set to experience a new lease of life if elected as governor in the November governorship election.

The PDP Governorship hopeful expressed gratitude to the executives, members and delegates of the party for the overwhelming support that made him emerge victorious at the party’s governorship primary.

The PDP governorship candidate in a statement, described the election as keenly contested, noting that all the aspirants that contested with him were very qualified to be governor, but said by Providence, he emerged the party’s flag bearer.

Engr. Musa Wada thanked the other contestants for putting up a good fight, just as he thanked them for accepting the result and for their sportsmanship, urging them to join hands with him in making the state a better place to live.

While promising to run an all inclusive government if elected, the PDP governorship candidate called on all those who contested with him, the members of the party and all Kogites at home and in the diaspora to join hands with him in taking the state out of the woods.

Engr Wada described the current situation in Kogi state as unacceptable.

The PDP candidate also lamented the sufferings of the citizens, promising to offer quality leadership that would make the state the envy of all.

Posted 05/09/2019 06:03:01 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Chime not owner of Enugu Mall – Spar...

President. Buhari to address nation today

Gunmen abduct five church pastors on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway...

Man City beats Brighton to retain EPL title...

ENUGU COUNCIL POLLS: Kinsmen hit ex-gov Chime

Supreme Court dismisses APC application, affirms Matawalle as...

Buhari fit to contest in 2019 – Presidency...

Ember Months: Army sustains operational activities Nationwide

Drama as first Nigeria’s coronavirus patient attempts to...

IGP orders investigation into killing of three officers...

Appeal Court reaffirms Oyetola as Osun governor

Pandemonium as Soldiers, Policemen clash over impounded tricycle...

 

Latest News Post-Coronavirus, Africa’s Manufacturing Moment – By Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 9,000 as Lagos records 254 new cases Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President, responds to allegations against him Coronavirus: Monkeys 'escape with COVID-19 samples' after attacking lab assistant Nigeria’s economy sliding into depression – El-Rufai Police rescue three kidnap victims, kill one suspect, arrest another AfDB: Obasanjo, Jonathan, ex-African presidents oppose US, endorse Adesina NTA Manager News kidnapped, NAWOJ calls for immediate release Ekweremadu faults Executive Order on Financial Autonomy for State Judiciary, Legislature IG redeploys 11 Commissioners of Police Buhari splits Police Force CID, approves additional commands Nigerian Navy redeploys 33 Rear Admirals, 77 Commodores

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (32,398 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (25,282 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (17,131 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (16,833 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (15,993 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (15,402 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (14,908 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (13,993 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (13,753 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (13,037 views) France wins 2018 World Cup Final (12,439 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (12,388 views)

 

SECTIONS EDITORIAL (10) NEWS (2,650) POLITICS (443) SOCIETY (118) SPORTS (27) BUSINESS (305) HEALTH (37) EDUCATION (30) ENTERTAINMENT (18) INTERNATIONAL (64) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (1) OPINION (20)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands