PDP Primary: Power Mongers Hold Party to Ransom in Ijumu

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As results of PDP primary election State House of Assembly and House of Representatives begin to trickle in, a different scenario is playing out in Ijumu local government of Kogi state.

The primary election scheduled to hold on Sunday was postponed and held today due to late arrival of materials.

After a peaceful conduct of the election, results counted showed Tunde Olupeka garnered 20 votes and was closely followed by Job Ologe who polled 14.

However, a power monger in the local government and national assembly aspirant has reported held party to officials to ransom, pulling strings to halt the announcement of results.

It was gathered that power monger’s preferred candidate, Wale Oye came third with 11 votes in the keen contest.

Tension is mounting among stakeholders in Ijumu as some leaders who spoke with our reporter said they are ready for a showdown if an undemocratic action is taken against the genuine wishes of the party electorate.


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