Gunmen Invade APGA Primary, As Bianca Ojukwu, others flee
The Anambra South senatorial primary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, held at the Township Stadium, Ekwulobia, in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, was on Wednesday disrupted by Gunmen.
The gunmen, whose aim was to obviously disrupt the primaries chase away delegates from the venue.
According to Punch, the invasion of the hoodlums on the venue was masterminded by an agitated senator who was not satisfied by the process of the primaries.
Garba Umar, the Commissioner of Police in the south-east state, told newsmen that the he promptly led a team of policemen to disperse the thugs.
The Police also released canisters of teargas and fired several gunshots to scare away the hoodlums.
The election process, was however, suspended.
The widow of the late Igbo leader, Bianca Ojukwu; businessman, Nicholas Ukachukwu; and the son of a First Republic aviation minister, Ikenna Mbazuluike-Amaechi, are major contenders in the senatorial race on the platform of APGA.
The party had, on Tuesday, disqualified oil magnate, Ifeanyi Uba, for not obtaining a waiver to contest the election, having dumped the Peoples Democratic Party for APGA a few months ago.