Kogi Guber: PDP Has No Candidate in Last Governorship Election – Court …Says Party Primary Inconclusive

Kogi Guber: PDP Has No Candidate in Last Governorship Election – Court …Says Party Primary Inconclusive

A High sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State capital has ruled that the People’s Democratic Party, PDP has no candidate in the last year November 16 governorship election in the state. Justice John Olorunfemi who declared the verdict ordered the flag bearer in the last election, Engr. Musa Wada to stop parading himself as the candidate of the party. He also said the petitioner, Abubakar Idris who challenged the outcome of the party primaries in the court failed to proved his case, hence cannot laid claim to be the candidate as well. Justice Olorunfemi of the state high court said that the PDP guber primary conducted on 3rd September 2019 which produce Engineer Musa Wada as the flag bearer of PDP was fraught with irregularities and cannot be said to be fair enough to produce a candidate. The ruling was in a preelection matter filed by the son of a former governor of the state, Ibrahim Idris, Abubakar Idris challenging the candidature of Engineer Musa Wada as the flag bearer of the people’s Democratic party, PDP in the November 16 2019 governorship election. According to him, “Neither the claimant, Alhaji Abubakar Idris nor the defendant, Engineer Musa Wada can lay claim to be the authentic flagbearer of the People’s Democratic party since the primary was inconclusive. “The claimant who averred that he would have won the primary conducted by the 1st defendant (PDP) if the missing votes which belonged to him were added to his votes, could not convinced the court to deliver judgement in his favour. “The second defendant could not convinced the court that he actually won the party primary, which was marred with rancour and acrimony, arising from pandemonium, due to sporadic gunshots, that compelled the participants to scamper for safety.” Justice Olorunfemi henced said that with the aforementioned development, the PDP has no candidate for the election. End.

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