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Police take over Ondo APC secretariat

17 August 2016, 21:35

Akure - Armed policemen were on Wednesday deployed to the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, reports Premium Times.

This follows Tuesday's protest by aggrieved members over the alleged imposition of a governorship candidate by a national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu.

The aggrieved members, who took their protest to the party's state secretariat in Akure, locked out the office against the party Chairmen, Hon Isaac Kekemeke, reports News 24.

Kekemeke was alleged to have called for a meeting with ward party chairmen at the Secretariat over the August 27, governorship primary election of the party.

It was alleged that the purpose of the meeting was to lure the ward chairmen to mobilise other delegates of the party to support the anointed aspirant, Segun Abraham, among 24 others eyeing the ticket.

The aggrieved members also sacked Kekemeke and appointed a new Chairman for the party in the state.

Also read: Tinubu attacks Ondo APC governorship candidate

But on Wednesday, some loyalists of Kekemeke, forcefully opened the party secretariat.

The loyalists, who were fully armed stormed the secretariat and chased away the aggrieved members from the office.

Men of the state police command later arrived the scene to prevent the crisis from degenerating.

The armed police officers arrived the secretariat with a detachment of operatives of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.

- News 24


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