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Violence and protests rock APC congresses

Voilence and protests have marred Saturday’s conduct of congresses in almost 34 out of the 36 states of the federation by the governing All Progressives Congress.

There were parallel congresses reigned supreme in states such as Osun, Ogun, Kwara and Enugu. In Ogun, hoodlums attacked the venue of the factional congress being held by loyalists of former governor Ibikunle Amosun in Abeokuta.

There was chaos as armed thugs invaded the venue of the exercise, shooting sparodically into the air forcing party members to run for dear life.

One of the persons who were at the venue shortly before the violence started, said that the venue had earlier been sealed by the police, but was later reopened.

Amosun’s loyalists had barely settled for the business of the day when the thugs invaded and launched an attack.

Members of the state chapter of the transport union were accused of perpetrating violence. The policemen drafted to the venue to ensure peace were overwhelmed.

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