- Suspected hoodlums were said to have fired gunshots during a meeting between the APC governorship aspirants in Ogun state and the committee in charge of the primary
- The meeting was held on the evening of Monday, October 1, in Ibara, Ogun state
- The committee was forced to bring the meeting to a halt after gunshots were fired
A meeting called on the evening of Monday, October 1, by the committee in charge of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Ogun state was disrupted by sporadic gunshots by suspected hoodlums.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the meeting between the committee and the aspirants was held at the MITROS Residence and Gateway Annex, Ibara.
NAIJ.com gathers that the meeting, which was supposed to start by 10pm, commenced a bit late and was attended by all the six aspirants, the party chairman in the state, Chief Derin Adebiyi among others.
Ali Magashi, who chaired the election committee, remarked: “I thought it is wise for us to hold this meeting. We are supposed to be here yesterday (Sunday), but could not do so due to logistics.
“You are all from Ogun state. We believe that somebody will emerge as the party’s governorship candidate and we believe other contenders will support whoever emerges."
Journalists were, however, asked to leave the venue of the meeting so the committee could have a closed-door session with the aspirants. According to report, there was a clash between two aspirants and policemen were invited to the venue of the meeting.
An arrest was said to have been made, after which suspected hoodlums shouting "Who is Dapo Abiodun?" stormed the venue and fired a shot. The committee was forced to call off the meeting due to the development.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that no fewer than five governorship aspirants in Ogun claimed they received death threats over their ambition to rule the state ahead of the primaries.
The quintet of Sefiu Kaka, Bimbo Ashiru, Dapo Abiodun, Abayomi Hunyen and Jimi Lawal, raised the alarm.
They called on security agencies to investigate the alleged intimidation, harassment and threat to life they had been subjected to.
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