- What happened during the APC membership registration in Kwara state can best be described as a show of shame
- Party members were seen throwing chairs at each other as they engaged in a free for all brawl
- Nigerians have condemned the politicians, wondering how a party that cannot organise registration is leading a nation
It was a hilarious yet abysmal scene of pandemonium as the membership registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC) members turned violent in Kwara state.
The fracas, which occurred on Wednesday, February 3, began when members of two factions of the ruling party in the state clashed at the Banquet Hall of Government House in Ilorin, leading to the attacks.
In a video which has now gone viral, the aggrieved members engaged in a brawl as they failed to settle their irreconcilable difference and started to throw chairs at one another.
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Witnesses said the fracas started when supporters of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq prevented state's party chairman Bashir Bolarinwa and his followers from entering the meeting amid fears of another parallel registration exercise.
Nigerians on social have continued to react to the video, with a large section of comment saying "throwing chair is a Nigerian thing."
Kabiru Sani said:
"That's very fantastic. Any stolen mandate ends like this. No justice within the party's activities. This happens at all states of the federation. We patiently a waits for 2023 only. The power would definitely shift to PDP."
Another tweep said Nigeria will soon be delivered from the ruling party.
Kris Shex said:
"But wait a minute! What type of legacies are these people leaving for their children? How did Nigeria get here? These are just “Professional Tugs” not leaders at all. I see no difference between street tugs and these people except their dressing. This a very big shame to Naija."
A Twitter user, Valentino said:
"APC finally left the brooms for chairs."
On Facebook, the reaction was the same:
A Facebook user, Swiss Boy, said:
"That is why I love Mr president his respond will be like take care of my cows."
Udoh said on Facebook:
"The need to ban this party in Nigeria of the because of damage the cause in Nigeria so far."
Meanwhile, Chief Adebisi Akande, the pioneer national chairman of the APC, described the ongoing registration exercise as unnecessary and aberration.
Akande, who said this on Wednesday, February 3, at his registration centre in Ila Oragun, Osun state, stressed that the present APC membership registration is an indefensible aberration leading to certain ugly perceptions.
He said the major perception is that APC leadership might be wasteful and unappreciative of the proper use of money in a kind of scanty economy in which Nigeria now finds itself.