Musa Wada Wins PDP Governorship Primary In Kogi State

Engr. Musa Wada has emerged the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State.

Wada defeated a strong field that included a serving senator, Dino Melaye and former Kogi Governor, Idris Wada.


The Chairman of the governorship primary election committee, Ahmadu Fintiri on Wednesday, in Lokoja told journalists that Mr Wada emerged by polling 748 votes to beat 12 other aspirants.

Mr Fintiri, who is the Governor of Adamawa, also revealed that another aspirant, Abubakar Ibrahim, polled 710 votes. Ibrahim finished second behind Wada, while former Governor Idris Wada came third with 345.

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Meanwhile, Senator Melaye polled a meagre 70 votes in the keenly-contested election to finish outside the top three.

The committee chairman said that he decided to announce the results, having been satisfied with the conduct of the primaries. He disclosed that the conduct of the primaries had complied substantially with the provisions of the party’s constitution.

“We have performed well and we should be commended by all the aspirants,” the governor said.


Aspirants and their scores as announced by Mr Fintiri

Engr. Musa Wada                                        748 votes

Abubakar Ibrahim                                      710 votes

Idris Wada                                                    345 votes

Aminu Abubakar Suleiman                                  55 votes

Victor Adoji                                                  54 votes

Erico Ahmeh                                                            42 votes

Salihu Atawodi                                            11 votes

Mohamed Shaibu                                         4 votes


Bayo Averehi                                                2 votes

Emmanuel Omebije                                   9 votes.

The only female aspirant –  Grace Adejoh – received no votes.


More details

2,388 delegates

2,109 votes were cast

54 voided votes were recorded, with 244 unused ballots

247 ballot papers could not be accounted for.


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