THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in Lokoja, at the Lokoja Confluence Stadium on Tuesday ended
with sporadic shooting by unknown gunmen.
During the primary, over 2,500 delegates from across the 21 local government areas participated in the exercise to elect the flagbearer of the party for the November 16 governorship election.
The accreditation of the delegates had been followed by five minutes each address of the delegates before the commencement of voting.
The race was closely contested by former governor, Capt Idris Wada, his younger brother, Musa Wada, son of former Governor Ibrahim Idris, Abubakar Idris and Senator
Others who are in contention are Aminu Abubakar Suleiman, Joe Erico Ameh and Victor Adoji. Four other aspirants earlier cleared for the primaries reportedly stepped down from the race, Monday night.
However after the voting and sourten out of the ballot papers commenced some unknown people heavily armed stormed the stadium and started shooting sporadically.
According an eye withnessd account the shooting started from outside the stadium but later gain entrance into the main bowl stadium firing several gun shot into the air.
All the delegates, aspirants, journalists and even some security men had to run for the lives as they could not curtail the situation.
Several people were injured flowing the sporadic shooting as they tried to make there way out of the venue to avoid been killed.