Miscreants disrupt Oyo APC congress


All hell broke loose in Ibadan, Oyo State on Saturday as more than 100 miscreants invaded the venue of the ward congress organised by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The few security agents around the party secretariat at Oke-Ado area of the state capital were overwhelmed as the thugs took over the area and molested some party members. Sporadic shootings were heard as members fled in various directions.

Policemen were later mobilised from various formations before the thugs were dispersed. The anti-riot policemen were later strategically positioned in the area to ward off any further attack by the hoodlums.

The party, in a statement by its Secretary, Mr. Mojeed Olaoya, said that the party was not deterred by this skirmish as the ward congress later resumed with a pre stakeholders’ meeting.

Olaoya said that the seven-man Congress Committee led by Alhaji Musa Halilu is meeting elected members of the party including Governor Abiola Ajimobi, the Minister of Communications, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu, members of the National Assembly including Senator Sunmonu and State House of Assembly, some party chairmen, party leaders across Ibadan and the APC executives to allay their fears over the attack, noting that other stakeholders who did not make the meeting are presently at their ward congress venue.

He said that the party would continue to ensure peace reigns in the state, explaining that “dissidents are always expected in political circuits and their nuisance value are inevitable”.


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