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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Chime, Nnamani, Others Escape Attack As Violence Mars APC Congress In Enugu

Prominent chieftains of the All Progressive Congress in Enugu state including, Chief Ken Nnamani, Sullivan Chime, ran for their lives as violence mars the state's party congress this afternoon.
 
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Party stakeholders and delegates escaped attack on Saturday as the Enugu State Congress of the All Progressives Congress, APC, ended in a fiasco.
 
According to DailyPost, acreditation of delegates were midway when some thugs stormed the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, venue of the congress and chased party members away.
 
It was gathered that members of the congress committee and INEC officials would have been mobbed by the suspected thugs. It took the prompt intervention of security agencies before they were rescued and taken out of the chaotic venue.
 
Prominent members of the party, including, former Senate President, Chief Ken Nnamani, ex Governor of Enugu State, Barr. Sullivan Chime, national vice chairman of the party, Mr. Emma Eneukwu, party chieftain, Emperor Baewood Ibe and other members ran for their lives as the violence erupted.
 
Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama was also there at the time of the incident.
 
Signal that all may not end well was visible in the morning as two warring groups in the party stormed the venue.
 
Unlike the local government and ward congresses, which the groups held at different venues, it was a different thing this time as they both stormed the stadium early morning with their supporters.
 
Although sponsors of the thugs were yet to be identied as of the time of filling this report, the camp loyal to Onyeama returned to the same venue to hold their parallel congress.

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