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Dino Melaye fizzle-out of Kogi Governorship Race, Wada emerged victorious

Dino Melaye fizzle-out of Kogi Governorship Race, Wada emerged victorious 


Senator Dino Melaye has lost the baton of the Kogi PDP Governorship Race to Engr.Wada in an unexpected turn-out of the Kogi governorship primary election. Engr. Musa Wada who emerged as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer for the November 16 governorship election is the younger brother of the immediate past Governor Idris Wada, who also contested for the ticket, scored 748 votes to clinch the party ticket.

He was closely followed by Abubakar Mohammed Ibrahim, the son of a former governor, Ibrahim Idris (Ibro), who polled 710 votes. Capt. Wada, the immediate past governor, came third with a total vote of 345, while Senator Dino Melaye polled 70 votes to emerge fourth.

Others include Aminu Suleiman- 55 votes, Victor Adoji-54, Erico Joseph- 42, AVM Saliu Atawodi (retd.)- 11, Emmanuel Omebije- 9 votes, Mohammed Shuaibi- 4 votes, Bayo Michael- 2 votes and Jabiru Haruna- 0.

Although, the primary election is said to have been marred by various unfortunate circumstances, especially the invasion of unknown gunmen to the election venue, one that left many wounded.

Against all odds, party agent, media observers present at the venue all confirm that the outcome of the primary was not affected by incident.

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