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Delegates flee as gunmen invade APGA senatorial primaries in Anambra

Delegates flee as gunmen invade APGA senatorial primaries in Anambra

- Gunmen invaded APGA’s Anambra South senatorial primary on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

- The thugs were eventually dispersed by a team of policemen led by the Anambra state commissioner of police

- The exercise was subsequently temporarily suspended, following the incident

The venue of the Anambra South senatorial primary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) was reportedly invaded by gunmen on Wednesday, October 3.

The gunmen invaded the exercise, which was taking place at the Township Stadium, Ekwulobia, in the Aguata local government area of the state, disrupting it and scaring away delegates, Punch reports.

Legit.ng gathers that the hoodlums were mobilised by a certain disgruntled senatorial aspirant.

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The thugs were eventually dispersed by a team of policemen led by the Anambra state commissioner of police. The security agents released canisters of teargas and fired several gunshots to scare away the hoodlums.

The exercise was subsequently temporarily suspended, following the incident.

Among the major contenders in the senatorial race on APGA’s platform are Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu; the son of a First Republic aviation minister, Ikenna Mbazuluike-Amaechi; and businessman, Nicholas Ukachukwu.

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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Tuesday, October 2, disqualified one of Nigeria's oil magnate, Ifeanyi Ubah, from the senatorial race of the Anambra South district.

The party's national chairman, Victor Oye, said Ubah was disqualified for not obtaining waiver to contest the election.

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Source: Legit.ng

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