Imo, Delta Delegates Clash At APC National Convention

DESPITE the heavy security presence at the National Convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) held in Abuja on Saturday, some delegates engaged each other in a free for all.

Trouble first started among delegates from Imo State before spreading to the Delta State delegates.

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While the clash between delegates from Imo was resolved by security operatives after a while, that between the Delta delegates was more intense with chairs being hurled and several people sustaining injuries.

According to reports, trouble began when a group loyal to Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha arrived at the stand reserved for Imo delegates and ordered others loyal to his deputy, Eze Madumere, to vacate the seats.

As gathered, the order was resisted leading to fracas with the private security of the governor allegedly getting involved with some people forcefully removed.

As security officials were trying to bring the situation under control the delegates from Delta State got engaged in an even more violent fist fight.

The clash was allegedly between supporters of O’Tega Emerhor and a former governorship candidate in the state, Great Ogboru.

It was learnt that delegates from the group, the faction loyal to O’Tega Emerhor had stepped out to eat but was stunned when they returned and found out that they had been unseated by another faction.

Their attempt to take their seats back resulted in violence.

The drama occurred despite the heavy security presence at the venue of the convention which has President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and the big wigs in the party.

 

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