State executive council of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kogi has confirmed that its governorship primary to select a
candidate for November 21 governorship election in the state will hold on September 10 as scheduled.
Mr Bode Ogunmola, the Publicity Secretary of the party in the state disclosed yesterday that 926 delegates will participate in the primary billed to hold in Lokoja, the state capital.
Ogunmola, who denied the rumours making the rounds
that the primary had been postponed, said that the primary election will hold as scheduled.
He stressed further that the party had put in place measures to guarantee a level playing ground for the three aspirants vying for the governorship ticket of the party.
He disclosed that the aspirants in the election include the incumbent governor, Capt. Idris Wada, Mr Jibrin Isah Echocho and Moses Amato.
While Wada and Echocho are from the same senatorial district of Kogi East, Amato is from the Ebira speaking Kogi Central senatorial district.
Earlier in the day, an attempt by the state Chairman of the PDP, Mr Ogunmola to hold press conference on preparations being made to ensure a hitch- free primary was aborted abruptly.
Ogunmola later came out to announce the indefinite
postponement of the press briefing due to what he called unclear signals from the party’s national secretariat.
This announcement gave rise to rumour of postponement of the governorship primary while the state secretariat of the primary was engulfed in the confusion which followed for hours.
Ogunmola’s phone calls to the media houses in Lokoja about 5pm finally put all the rumours, tension and confusion surrounding the scheduled election to rest
However, a source from the national secretariat of the party said the party primary election has been postponed to Monday in order to resolve some issues relating to the conduct of the election.

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