Governor Idris Wada of Kogi state has taken a step closer to securing a re-election after he emerged the flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming governorship election in the state slated for November 21.
Wada polled 709 votes to beat his closest rival, Isah Jubril Echoho, who got 139 votes in the primary election which took place at the Lokoja Confluence Stadium Monday.
“It was Echocho’s second defeat to Wada as he also lost out to the latter in the 2011 PDP primaries in Kogi State.
Echocho simply conceded defeat and congratulated Governor Wada even before the counting of votes was concluded.
Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Uguawanyi, who was also chairman of the electoral committee announced the result of the primary at about Monday evening.
Wada will face the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and two-time former governor, Abubakar Audu, who had earlier won the primary election of his party.