Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State, escaped being killed by gunmen who invaded the venue of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Kogi State. Fintiri is the chairman of the Election Committee.
The governorship primaries for the November 16 election in Kogi State ended abruptly in the early hours of Wednesday, as gunmen invaded the venue of the election at the Lokoja Confluence Stadium.
Voting had ended and sorting of votes were going on when the gunmen came to the venue at about 1:45a.m. and started shooting from different directions.
According to report, votes in eight out of the 10 ballot boxes had already been counted and sorted out before the disruption by the gunmen.
It was gathered that aspirants, delegates and others scampered for safety while the number of casualty was yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.
No official statement from the party on the next line of action as at press time but personnel of the various security agencies on ground brought the situation under control.