APC splinter group holds parallel state congress in Osun

A suppoter tries to display All Progressives Congress (APC) party flag on a pole, during incumbent President Mohammadu Buhari's presidential campaign rally at the Sanni Abacha Stadium in Kano, on January 31, 2019. - Buhari has flag off campaign in Kano, the commercial nerve centre of northern Nigeria to seek re-election at the forthcoming February polls. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP) (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images)

Violence erupted on Saturday as the splinter group of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Osun State held its parallel state congress.

The APC caucus had gathered at Ogo-Oluwa along Gbongan-Ibadan road, Osogbo, to elect their state executives in a parallel congress.

Suspected thugs invaded the venue and started shooting guns.

Residents scampered for safety as the thugs engaged in gun duels, causing chaos in the town.

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