PDP Primary: I Will Emerge Winner If 247 Missing Ballot Papers Are Recovered – Idris

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First runner up in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim Idris has raised concern about the result of the exercise.

Speaking after the Ahmadu Fintiri-led electoral committee declared Engr. Musa Wada winner of the primary election, Ibrahim, who came second, said that the winner defeated him with 38 votes, which, he said, was not up to the missing 247 ballot papers.

He expressed the confidence that if the missing ballot papers could be recovered, he would emerge the winner.

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

Fintiri also disclosed that another aspirant, Abubakar Ibrahim, polled 710 votes to come second.

He said that 2,388 delegates were accredited for the election while 2,109 votes were cast. He also said that 54 voided votes were recorded, with 244 unused ballots, while 247 ballot papers could not be accounted for.

Fintiri also said that the 247 missing ballot papers could be as a result of the invasion of the venue of the primary by yet-to-be-identified gunmen, saying that the number was not enough to damage the integrity of the exercise.

He added that any aggrieved aspirant was free to lodge appeal with the national secretariat of the party.

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