PDP Resumes Counting Of Votes In Kogi After Invasion By Gunmen

The Peoples Democratic Party have resumed sorting and counting of votes in the governorship primary election of the party in Kogi which ended abruptly in the early hours of Wednesday, following the invasion of gunmen who disrupted the congress.

Yans reported that voting had ended and the sorting of votes was going on when the gunmen came to the venue at about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday and started shooting from different directions.

Votes in eight out of the 10 ballot boxes had already been sorted and counted before the disruption by the gunmen.

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Following the disruption, the Governor Umar Fintiri led election panel called for a meeting of all aspirants where after a marathon session, agreed that sorting and counting should continue.

Luckily for the party, all agents have figures of votes from the first seven ballot boxes that were already counted before the disruption; also as the other three boxes yet to be sorted out were in the possession of Governor Fintiri panel.

The continuation of the exercise is now being carried out at the Governorship lodge adjacent the government House Lokoja in the presence of the aspirants and their agents.

Also, some journalists have been allowed access to monitors the continuation of the exercise.

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