Yenagoa - The primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State was on Tuesday marred by violence and intimidation, reports NewsDay.
Trouble started when supporters of rival aspirants tried to block delegates from rival camps from gaining access to the venue.
The thugs also hurled stones at delegates who lined up to be screened for the exercise, creating chaos and panic in the area.
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Police officers at the venue of the exercise had to used tear gas to disperse the political thugs.
Again,most persons who presented themselves for the exercise were said to be fake delegates in possession of cloned voter cards.
Some aspirants are already calling for the cancellation of the exercise.
These developments compelled the governor of Edo State and the chairman of the seven-member Bayelsa Primaries Committee, Adams Oshiomhole, to summon an emergency meeting with the 19 aspirants jostling for the APC ticket in the December 5 governorship poll in Bayelsa.
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