The All Progressives Congress Primary in Ekile ward in Ado Local Government Area of Benue State ended in a fiasco on Wednesday after a gunman shot a councillorship aspirant, Clement Ogbu.
It was gathered that Ogbu was holding a discussion with someone when a gunshot was heard and a bullet hit him in the stomach.
The aspirant was quickly rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he received medical attention.
An eyewitness who spoke on condition of anonymity said that Ogbu might have been shot on account of his rising profile which he said might have threatened the chances of other contestants.
But the police claimed they were unaware of the incident, saying they did not have such a report.
The Benue police spokesman, Joel Moses, said he had no report of the incident.
“I don’t have any report of anyone being shot, so I cannot confirm it because we didn’t have such a report,” he said on the telephone on Thursday.