Gunshots as minister’s loyalists hold parallel APC congress

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)

There was tension at the Ogo-Oluwa area via Ladsol where the loyalists of the Minister for Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, are holding the All Progressives Congress State Congress on Saturday.

The loyalists, under a group within the party, named: The Osun Progressives, gathered to endorse the Caretaker Secretary of the party, Hon. Rasaq Salinsile, as chairman.

Operatives of the Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corps shot sporadically into the air to prevent suspected thugs from invading the premises where the Congress was holding.

The incident, which happened around 1 pm, caused pandemonium in the areas as party members scampered to safety.

It was gathered that scores of party members were injured during the pandemonium.

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