Kogi Guber: PDP Submits Wada, Aro as Candidates, Dismisses Dino, Idris’ Petitions

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has submitted the names of Egnr. Musa Wada and Hon. Samuel Bamidele Aro to the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC) as its governorship candidate and running mate for the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State.

The party’s governorship Election Appeal Committee, however dismissed the appeals filed by Senator Dino Melaye and Abubakar Idris challenging Wada’s emergence as the PDP candidate.

And for the Bayelsa State governorship contest, Senator Douye Diri’s emergence was not challenged by any of the over 20 aspirants that contested with him.

A source at the PDP National Secretariat disclosed that the Appeal Committee, headed by the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, discovered that some of the votes declared as lost during the attack at the venue of the primary by gun men, belonged to Senator Melaye, contrary to the 70 votes recorded in his favour by the electoral committee, but said it would not be enough to alter the outcome of the primary.

In the case of Abubakar Idris, the committee noted that contrary to the aspirant’s claims that extraneous ballot papers were used at the primary, all the ballot papers used were serially numbered and the declaration made by the electoral committee were in accordance with the serial numbers contained on the ballot papers.

Credit: New Telegraph

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