ABEOKUTA –  There seems to be no end insight to the crisis rocking the Ogun State chapter  of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the governorship primary scheduled for Tuesday, as loyalists of two governorship aspirants Dapo Abiodun and Adekunle Akinlade clashed in Abeokuta on Monday night. 

It was gathered that , pandemonium broke out while the meeting between members of National Electoral Committee of the All Progressives Congress meant to conduct the direct primary in Ogun state and governorship aspirants was on going .
The eight-man delegate arrived  the state around 7:45pm and converged for an emergence meeting around 10:15pm at the MITROS annex hotel at Ibara GRA,in Abeokuta, the state capital.The Committee members had a short discussion with newsmen after which they later held a closed door meeting with the governorship aspirants and the state executives.

While the meeting was going on within the hall, some unidentified persons believed to be political thugs who came with the governorship aspirants stayed outside.

After few moment, the supporters/thugs clashed and turned the area to a war- torn zone with sporadic gunshots.

Other persons who were outside the venue including journalists scampered for safety while the governorship aspirants also ended the meeting abruptly .

Earlier before the violence, the  Chairman of the electoral committee Muhammed Indabawa who led his other  seven members of the committee to the  state told journalists, members of the APC state executives and aspirants present at the meeting that he has all the necessary materials and document for the conduct of the primary election which will usher in the candidates of the party in the state.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Modupe Mujota has directed the immediate closure of all public and private schools in the state due to the APC primary election in the state.

NEWS FLAGSHIP gathered that, the closure of schools in the state was premeditated by the fact that, most of the public schools are used as venue for ward meetings where primary election will take place.





Source: Platform Times

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