- The PDP primary in Enugu East senatorial zone has been declared inconclusive
- The election was declared inconclusive due to shortage of ballot papers
- The returning officer for the election, Abdulrahman Yunusa, declared the election inconclusive
Abdulrahman Yunusa, the returning officer for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary in Enugu East senatorial zone, has declared the election inconclusive due to shortage of ballot papers.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the election was inconclusive due to shortage of ballot papers for one of the six council areas that made up the district.
Legit.ng gathers that the delegates from Enugu East, North, South, Isiuzo and Nkanu East concluded their voting while voting for delegates from Nkanu West LGA which incidentally is the host council area did not hold.
Yunusa however, said that the polls of the remaining council area would be done on Wednesday morning, October 3, when the ballot papers must have arrived.
He said: “After the remaining one council polls tomorrow, I shall officially declare the winner of the primary for Enugu East senatorial zone and return the winner as the candidate of the PDP ahead of 2019 general elections."
The contestants for the seat are the current senator for the zone, Gil Nnaji, former governor Chimaroke Nnamani, and a lecturer at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Professor Gab Agu. Others are Prince Lawrence Eze, Chief David Nkwo and Chief Joshua Mba.
All the contestants for the position were present at the venue except Nnamani who was conspicuously absent. Efforts to get his whereabouts failed as no one could explain why he was not at the venue.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Alhaji Jamilu Gwamna, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), rejected the results of the election that produced Senator Bayero Nafada as the party’s governorship candidate in Gombe state.
Nafada scored 1,104 votes to defeat 12 other aspirants including Gwamna, who scored 147 votes to come second.
Gwamna in a release titled “The Stolen Mandate: Gombe state PDP Governorship Primary Election," said the result was not a reflection of the delegates’ choice.
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