Melaye

There seems to be no reprieve in sight for embattled PDP Senator from Kogi State, Dino Melaye. Who  just days after his election victory was upturned by the tribunal, has spectacularly lost the Peoples Democratic Party governorship ticket in Kogi state to Engineer Musa Wada. Senator Melaye, who had projected himself as a favoured candidate and a major contender for the number one job in Kogi, reportedly polled only 70 votes to emerge a distant fourth in the governorship primary election.

Melaye afterwards described as unacceptable the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in which Engineer Musa Wada emerged victorious. Melaye condemned the results via his official Twitter page: saying it is ridiculous to declare a final result of the primary when eight out of 10 ballot boxes were missing.

Brooke Langton Musa Wada, is younger brother of the immediate past governor Idris Wada, scored 748 votes to take the party ticket. Abubakar Mohammed Ibrahim, the son of a former governor, Ibrahim Idris (Ibro), came second as he polled 710 votes. The immediate past governor of the state, Idris Wada, emerged third in the contest with 345 votes, while Senator Dino Melaye polled 70 votes to emerge fourth. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Kogi state was not without controversy as the excersise came to an abrupt end in the early hours of Wednesday. With gunmen invading the venue of the election, Lokoja Confluence Stadium. However at the time of the disruption, voting had ended and sorting of votes were going on when the gunmen came to the venue at about 1:45 am and started shooting sporadically. According to eye-witness report, votes in a majority of the ballot boxes had already been counted and sorted out before the disruption by the gunmen.

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