Musa Wada emerges Kogi PDP flag bearer

The younger brother of the immediate past governor of Kogi State, Engr Musa Wada, has won the PDP gubernatorial primaries in the state.

Musa polled 748 votes to defeat his closest rival, the son of ex-Governor Ibrahim Idris, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim Idris, who won 710 votes in the party’s primary.

Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, the state governor of Adamawa, who presided over the primaries at Confluence Stadium, Lokoja, gave a breakdown of votes by each of the 13 candidates who participated in the elections.

Senator Dino Melaye came distant fourth in the primaries. He sustained injuries during the shoot out by gunmen who struck at the venue during the party primaries.

The results as announced are
Musa Wada - 748
Abubakar Mohammed Ibrahim - 710
Idris Wada - 345
Dino Melaye - 70
Aminu Abubakar Suleiman - 55
Victor Adoji - 54
Erico Joseph - 42
Salihu Atawodi - 11
Emmanuel Omebije - 9
Mohamed Shaibu - 4
Bayo Michael - 2
Jabiru Haruna - 0