Abuja - The crisis in the ruling party reared became even more apparent during the special convention held in Abuja as several factions resorted to violence to make their point.
Delegates from Anambra State got into a heated confrontation when supporters of Chief Tony Nwoye questioned the presence of Dr Andy Uba at the convention after he had been suspended earlier.
Harsh words escalated into a fistfight and it took quite a while for the situation to calm down.
The situation at the Kano stand of the party was also tense and some party delegates opposing the anti-Presidency stance of the mainstream of the party in Kano had to be calmed down by senior leaders after they were confronted by supporters of the governor.
Meanwhile delegates from Sokoto, Kano, Jigawa and Niger walked out of the convention even before the opening speeches.
They were followed by the governors of said states. According to the Sunday Tribune the act resulted from anger over the disqualification of Chief Sam Sam Jaja who contested for the deputy national chairmanship position.
Read more about the convention at the Sunday Tribune.