Narrow escape for Imo deputy governor, other top politicians as ward congress turns violent Updated: APC governorship primaries in Ekiti ends in violence, exercise suspended indefinitely (photos) – The APC ward congress in Imo turned violent as thugs allegedly invaded the venue – […]
– The APC ward congress in Imo turned violent as thugs allegedly invaded the venue
– The deputy governor of the state allegedly escaped being attacked
– Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, former secretary to the state government, Jude Ejiogu were among those who escaped
What should have been the ‘ward congress’ of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo ended in violence on Saturday, May 5, with deputy governor of the state, Prince Eze Madumere, allegedly escaping attack by thugs.
The incident reportedly happened at the party’s secretariat in the state.
According to Vanguard, Governor Rochas okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, said that there was a swap of congress committee that was supposed to conduct ward congresses in the state.
The report mentioned Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu and a former secretary to the state government, Jude Ejiogu, as among those who allegedly escaped attacks.
The report said Madumere and others were at the APC secretariat as part of the preparation for the party’s congress.
The atmosphere was later calmed through the efforts of security agencies.
It was learnt that the members of the party were still at the Imo police command headquarters, trying to resolve the alleged swap of congress committee.
The report said tension rose when it was allegedly learnt that the committee that was to conduct congress in Imo state was moved to Anambra.
Accordingly, as discussions were still on, some groups in Ngor Okpala local government area as well as Ehime Mbano said to be loyal to be loyal to the present government held their own congresses.
“We are trying to sort out some issues. There was a swap. The people that supposed to conduct the congress in Imo were moved to Anambra and the Anambra people moved to Imo. And we want them to properly hand over,” Nwosu reportedly said at the police command.
It was earlier reported that as some political analysts had feared in recent times, the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state was stalled on Saturday, May 5, following an escalate violence that forced members to scamper to safety.
The exercise was stalled as a result of the tensed environment which forced security personnel shooting sporadically to calm nerves and ensure peace.
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