Dr. Usman Ogbo, a lecturer at the Kogi State University (KSU) in Anyingba was reportedly attacked and injured when a clash erupted between the supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Kogi State.
Naija News understands that the clash between the two parties occurred in Ankpa at the weekend during a ‘thank you’ tour embarked on by the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) governorship candidate, Musa Wada.
Recall that the PDP last Friday inaugurated its campaign committees in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital ahead of the November 16 governorship poll.
“The cause of the rift between the parties might not be unconnected to the presence of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Ahmed Mohammed (APC- Ankpa 1), who was said to have been in town, and had his convoy pass through the venue of PDP event; the development that reportedly led to the clash between the party supporters,” Naija News understands.
The convoy of the PDP governorship candidate alongside his supporters reportedly clashed with those of the ruling APC; the incident occurred when the PDP governorship candidate was in Ankpa, on a thank you visit.
Another source who spoke in a brief obtained by Naija News also revealed that the clash might have erupted when some APC chieftains reportedly drove their vehicles into the convoy of the PDP candidate.
While confirming the incident, the Police Commissioner in the state, Hakeem Busari, said one person was injured as a result of the incident.