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Hoodlums disrupt APGA primaries in Anambra South

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HOODLUMS, yesterday, invaded the Ekwulobia Township Stadium in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, the venue of Anambra South Senatorial primary election of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), chasing away delegates to disrupt the exercise.

Fingers were pointed at a certain disgruntled senatorial aspirant as mastermind of the invasion.

It took the arrival of Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Garba Umar, who subsequently led a team of policemen to disperse the thugs with canisters of teargas, firing several gunshots, forcing the exercise to be temporarily put on hold.

Wife of APGA founder, Bianca Ojukwu, businessman, Nicholas Ukachukwu and a son of Nigeria’s Aviation Minister in the First Republic, Ikenna Mbazuluike-Amaechi, were among aspirants who took to their heels in the midst of pandemonium that ensued at the venue.

It will be recalled that the party had on Tuesday, disqualified one of the aspirants for the senatorial ticket, Ifeanyi Uba, for not obtaining a waiver to contest the election, having dumped People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for APGA, a few months ago.

Also, the APGA Federal House of Representatives primaries election scheduled for Tuesday could not hold in Ihiala, following its disruption by some people who suspected foul play.

According to them, some aspirants kicked over disappearance of names of some delegates from the party manifest which they accuse a particular aspirant of having “doctored it to gain upper hand.”

An aspirant, who did not want his name in print said that he saw the said aspirant discussing with party officials who came from Awka for the election, adding that this goes against the governor’ promise of a level playing ground for all contestants.

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