Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has escaped an invasion of the venue of the Kogi State PDP primaries after gunmen stormed the venue in the wee hours of Wednesday and started shooting indiscriminately.
The party has assigned governor Fintiri to superintendent the conduct of the primaries as the chairman of the primaries electoral committee ahead of the governorship election in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that voting had ended and sorting of votes were going on when the gunmen came to the venue at about 1:45am and started shooting from different directions.
According to report, votes in eight out of the 10 ballot boxes have already been counted and sorted out before the disruption by the gunmen.
Aspirants, delegates and others scampered for safety. The number of casualty is yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.
NAN correspondent said that Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee escaped the bullets of the gunmen.