Violence erupts at Ekiti APC Primaries

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Violence has erupted at the venue of the Ekiti governorship primaries of All Progressive Congress in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital today April 5,2018.

Trouble started when some agents of aspirants alleged that unaccredited delegates were allowed into the venue of the primaries to vote.

At Fajuyi road, some Chisco Luxurious vehicles were seen. A taxi driver in the town confirmed that they were used to convey “hired delegates” from another state.

Security operatives comprising soldiers, Civil Defense men, heavily armed policemen were seen at the venue.

When the situation went out of hand as a result of violence confrontations by some of the delegates, security personnel resorted to sporadic shooting to bring the situation under control.

At about 1800hours, efforts by Governor Al-Makura of Nasarawa to delegates to order proved abortive.

Al-Makura is the chairman of the organising committee.

There are over 20 governorship aspirants in the race hoping to win the party’s ticket ahead of Governorship Election later in the year.

Prior to today’s event, all hotels in Ado-Ekiti, Ikere, and other surrounding towns were filled to capacity, more than 95% of the occupants were politicians.

We’ll keep you updated.

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