The Kogi governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the early hour of Wednesday ended abruptly when gunmen invaded the venue of the election, Lokoja Confluence Stadium.
The gunmen stormed the venue during the sorting of votes around 1:45 am and began shooting sporadically.
It was gathered that the officials had counted votes in eight out of 10 ballot boxes before the gunmen invaded the venue.
Aspirants, delegates and others scampered for safety following the shooting.
The Chairman of the electoral committee who is Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Fintiri escaped with the support of his security details.
Ahmadu Fintiri had earlier said 2,388 delegates were accredited out of a total of 2,511 from 21 local government areas of the state.
The cleared aspirants for the primary election are former governor of the state, Wada Idris; senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye; Erico Ameh, Aminu Suleiman, Grace Adejoh, Abubakar Ibrahim, Kabiru Haruna, Musa Wada, Saliu Atawodi, Mohammed Adah, Victor Adoji, Baye Averehi, and Emmanuel Omebije.