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Just In: Court Rules On Kogi 2019 PDP Primaries




The High Court, sitting in Lokoja, has nullified the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship primaries that was held on September 3rd 2019.

Naija News recalls that Musa Wada emerged the candidate of the PDP for the Governorship election held on 16 November, 2019.

However, Wada was dragged to court by an aspirant in the party’s Primary, Alhaji Abubakar Idris, who came second.

Alhaji Idris claimed that he won the PDP primaries, alleging the smuggling in of 600 and another missing 241 votes to favor Musa Wada.

Delivering judgement on Thursday, Justice John Olorunfemi ruled that the PDP primary was hasty and inconclusive.

Naija News reports that Governor Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 406,222 votes to defeat other contestants including Engr. Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 189,704 votes in the 2019 Kogi State Governorship election.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.