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Three injured as 2 PDP factions clash in Lagos

14 July 2016, 16:05

Lagos - The state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Lagos State was on Wednesday thrown into pandemonium, as members of the two factions of the party engaged themselves in a free-for- all fight, reports NewsDay.

Three people were seriously injured in the fracas 

The party in the state according to News 24 has been in a serious crisis since 2015 general elections, a development that led to the emergence of two factions.

The division at the national level of party further polarised the party in the state.

Also read: Lagos PDP faction adamant over chairman’s sack

Wednesday's fracas at the party secretariat follows disagreement over the use of the building by the  two factions.

The Senator Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the party in the state, led by Segun Adewale, summoned its Central Working Committee meeting for 8am at the secretariat, while the Senator Ahmed Makarfi’s faction, under the leadership of Hon. Moshood Salvador,  also called its own meeting at the same secretariat for 9am.

Trouble however, started when Makarfi’s faction stormed the secretariat and attempted to disrupt the meeting of the Sheriff faction, an action that was resisted vehemently by Adewale and his supporters, leading to a free- for -all- fight.

The whole area was thrown into  pandemonium until armed policemen arrived the secretariat and barricaded the premises, as well as dispersed members of the two groups.

The injured were taken to the Holy Trinity HospitaL in Ikeja

- News 24


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