Musa Wada has emerged as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the upcoming Kogi governorship election after clinching the party’s ticket at its primary.
Wada defeated 10 other aspirants, including Idris Wada, his elder brother and a former governor of the state, to fly the party’s flag in the November 16 election.
Ahmad Fintiri, Chairman of the electoral committee and Governor of Adamawa State, declared Wada, an engineer, as winner of the primary on Wednesday after he polled a total of 748 votes.
Abubakar Ibrahim, a son of Ibrahim Idris, a former governor of the state, came a close second with 710 votes, Idris Wada finished third with 350 votes, while Senator Dino Melaye, the lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district, came fourth with 70 votes.
The exercise had been earlier disrupted on Wednesday morning after gunmen invaded Lokoja Confluence Stadium, venue of the primary.
Voting had ended and sorting of ballots was ongoing when the gunmen stormed the venue.
It was reported that a delegate was killed while some other persons sustained injuries.
The exercise, however, continued after Governor Fintiri got the nod from all the aspirants to proceed.