Three Niger PDP Delegates Shot Dead
No fewer than three People’s Democratic Party (PDP) delegates for the gubernatorial primary election in Niger State have been reportedly shot dead by some unknown gunmen.
The Chairman of the Electoral Committee and Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo who made the disclosure at the State Secretariat in Minna said that the ugly incident occurred between Mariga and Tegina which resulted in the death of three persons.
The delegates from Mariga Local government Areas were said to have been killed on Wednesday while returning to Mariga after the party postponed the primaries due to a protest by some of the aspirants who expressed distrust with the delegates list.
Delegates were thereafter asked to bring their means of identification to authenticate their names and primaries shifted to Thursday.
The victims were two women and a male, whose identities were not revealed.
However, those who lost their lives in the incident were substituted to complete the number of delegates from the local government.