Kogi State governor, Captain Idris Wada has emerged Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial candidate, after defeating Jibrin Isah and Moses Ametuo in a keen contest to select standard bearer for the November 21 governorship poll in the state.
The incumbent governor won 20 out of 21 local governments while his closest rival, Jibrin Isah, the former defunct Afri Bank chief executive officer, could only manage Yagba West Council.
Isa, who left the stadium before the counting of votes ended, said he would still remain in the party despite the defeat, adding that he would work with Governor Wada to ensure that the party clinched victory at the polls.
“It is a clear battle, well fought battle. Wada has clearly won the contest. I will work with him. He is my brother. I still remain in the party,” he said.
A total number of 864 delegates drawn from 21 local governments, including statutory, were accredited for the election which took place at the newly built Confluence Stadium, Lokoja.
According to the chairman of five-man electoral committee, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Captain Wada scored 709 votes while Isah got 139 votes, saying the third candidate, Moses Ametuo, got no votes.
In his post party primary election speech, Governor Wada enjoined every member of the party, including those who contested with him, to join hands with him to move the state to the next level.

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