Imo, Delta delegates clash at APC Convention
Fighting broke out at the ongoing National Convention of All Progressives of Congress (APC) as the group loyal to the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha and another loyal to Imo State APC Stakeholders clashed.APC Convention
Trouble started when the Okorocha group arrived the pavilion of the state and asked the Imo stakeholders group members to vacate the seat. The order, which was resisted by the group, led to exchange of fisticuffs as the private security guards of the Governor called “Okorocha Good Governance” descended on the opposing group. The newly sworn in of the Imo State APC Chairman, Hillary Eke, was forcefully thrown out of his seat alongside other members of the executives. Also, the National Organising Secretary of the party, Osita Izunazo, was not spared as he was led out of the pavilion. Similarly, the Delta State factions of
The two factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state engaged in a show of shame at the party’s national convention in Abuja on Saturday.
Trouble started after the group loyal to Rochas Okorocha, the governor, stormed the pavilion meant for Imo delegates.
After attacking members of the faction loyal to Eze Madumere, the deputy governor, they moved straight to where Hillary Eke, chairman of the anti-Okorocha faction was and ejected him after initial resistance.
The leadership of the party acknowledged Eke as chairman of Imo chairman, an action that pitched Okorocha against John Oyegun, the immediate past national chairman of the party.
The aggrieved APC members engaged in battle as President Muhammadu Buhari was reading his speech at the convention.
Buhari had said the APC would come out stronger at the end of the event.
the party also engaged themselves in a free-for-all as the rival group accused Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of carting away the voting materials. The situation led to the delegates hurling chairs at each other and causing a pandemonium at the convention venue.
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