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Sunday, 20 May 2018

APC Congress: Party reschedules Enugu exercise after violence


The All Progressives Congress, APC, has rescheduled its Enugu State congress for today, Sunday.

It was reported that the exercise, which held across the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT, was disrupted midway into the accreditation of delegates at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, venue of the exercise.

Thugs had marched into the venue and chased everybody away, including the members of the congress committee sent from the National Secretariat of the party and the INEC officials.

But for the quick intervention of security officials, several party members in the likes of former Senate President, Chief Ken Nnamani, ex Governor of Enugu State, Barr. Sullivan Chime, national vice chairman of the party, Mr. Emma Eneukwu, the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, the State’s party chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye, a party chieftain, Emperor Baywood Ibe, among others would have been mobbed.

The violent attack was launched as soon as Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama arrived the venue.

Following the incident, the exercise came to an abrupt end, as party members scampered for safety.

However, a competent source said on Saturday night that the party has rescheduled the congress for today, Sunday.

The source, while describing the action of the thugs as unfortunate, said the party was not ready to be cowed by the action of total strangers.

“The most annoying thing is that the people doing these things are not among those who laboured and nurtured this party to its current level.

“These are people who by chance found their way into the party and now want it dead by all means. We are not going to allow them.

“We have been raising alarm over their activities but all Nigerians have seen it today,” the party source said.

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