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APC members exchange gunshots at party secretariat

19 August 2016, 11:50

Akure - There was pandemonium on Thursday at the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Akure, the Ondo state capital as warring members engaged each other in a gunfight, reports The Nation.

The clash was between members loyal to the state's chairman of the party, Isaac Kekemeke, and some aggrieved members of the party.

The clash which started on Tuesday snowballed into a full blown crisis on Thursday as members of each group exchanged gunfire shots

The secretariat, on Oyemekun road, was deserted, as shop owners, passers-by and motorists ran for their lives.

Also read: Police take over Ondo APC secretariat

Recalled that some aggrieved members  on Tuesday drove away party officials from the secretariat and announced the sack of Kekemeke, after which they locked the gate of the secretariat, reports News 24

The members who called themselves “Movement against Imposition” set up a factional executive, led by Saka Yusuf Ogunleye, accusing Kekemeke of anti-party activities, manipulation of the delegates’ list and an attempt to impose an aspirant, among others.

Kekemeke’s men reopened the secretariat on Wednesday after chasing away the aggrieved members.

The situation took a twist on Thursday as those loyal to the party chairman allegedly exchanged gunshots with the aggrieved members, who came back reinforced.

Normalcy was restored after the Deputy Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun, led his men, to the  scene.

- News 24


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