Fresh crisis has erupted among members of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), in Kogi State, as six out of seven senatorial aspirants who participated in the just concluded Kogi Central Senatorial PDP primary has petitioned the national Secretariat of the party over alleged manipulation of delegates list by the State Chairman of the party, Engr. Sam Uhuotu.
The aggrieved aspirants are Senator Ahmed Ogembe, Abdulkareem Salihu, Muhammed Onimisi, Etudaye Muhammed, Ibrahim Yakubu Adoke and Mahmud Ademu Attah.
Former lawmaker, Senator Ahmed Ogembe in a joint press conference with aggrieved aspirants at the venue of the primary allegedly accused the state chairman of the party of manipulating the list of the delegates from all the five local government councils in the district.
He noted that out of seven aspirants, six have petitioned the national chairman of the party and they all believe that they will take action.
He said he decided to withdraw from the primary since the process was not free, fair, credible and transparent.
Among the aspirants who stayed to witness the primary election are Muhammed Onimisi, Etudaye Muhammed and Mahmud Ademu Attah.
Newspot had earlier reported that Mrs. Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan emerged the winner of the Kogi Central Senatorial Primary election, held on Wednesday in Okene.
Uduaghan scored a total of 159 votes out of the 173 accredited delegates to top the list.
Newspot gathered that her victory came after three postponements.
The result was announced by the returning officer, Mr. Muhammed Hassan.
Akpoti Uduaghan decamped from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to contest the Kogi central senatorial election.
Mahmud Ademu Attah came a distant second, scoring 13 votes, while Etudaye Muhammed, Adomu Ibrahim Yakubu Adoke and Itopa Onimisi scored zero votes, with one void vote.
2023: Crack in PDP, as six Kogi central senatorial aspirants accuses Uhuotu of manipulation