Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja
A High Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State has ruled that the Peoples Democratic Party had no candidate in the November 16 governorship election in the state.
Justice John Olorunfemi of the State High Court 4 in a ruling, Thursday, declared that the primary election conducted on September 3, 2019, which produced Engineer Musa Wada as the candidate of the PDP was fraught with irregularities.
The ruling was in a pre-election matter filed by the eldest son of a former governor of the state Ibrahim Idris, Abubakar, challenging the candidature of Engineer Musa Wada for PDP in the November 16, 2019, governorship election.
The judge said, “Neither the claimant, Alhaji Abubakar Idris, nor the defendant, Engineer Musa Wada, can lay claim to being the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party since the primary was inconclusive.”
He pointed out that the claimant, who averred that he would have won the primary conducted by the first defendant if the missing votes belonging to him were added to his votes, could not also convince the court to deliver judgment in his favour.