The All Progressives Congress governorship primary couldn’t hold in Ekiti state as thugs disrupted the process yesterday.
The governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has been disrupted by armed men and demonstrators. With gunshots rending the air, some ballot boxes smashed and ballot papers torn, voting was suspended.
The disruption of voting at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium climaxed another two hours of delay caused by heavy rainfall.
The police watched helplessly as the demonstrators had their way, halting proceedings over allegations that the election was being compromised by one of the aspirants.
Some of the rioters even burst out singing abusive songs against one of the aspirants, calling him a thief.
Governor Tanko Al-Makura who chairs the election, was said to have called an urgent meeting with the commissioner of police, the retiring Abdullahi Chafe. Al-Makura was billed to address a press conference thereafter.