Trouble as Ekiti APC Congress turns bloody.
Written by crest887fm on August 1, 2021
The ruling All Progressives Congress ward Congress in Ekiti State was on Saturday characterised by violence and shooting as polling units across the 177 wards experienced tension by suspected political thugs.
One person identified as Jide was killed during the exercise at the Ado ward 10 while several persons sustained varying degrees of injuries.
The process commenced on a peaceful note as there was a massive turnout of members before violence broke out over what mode to adopt for the exercise.
While loyalists of Governor Kayode Fayemi rooted for consensus arrangement across the 177 wards, the other faction comprising mostly members of South West Agenda 2023 for Tinubu (SWAGA) insisted on election.
It was gathered the firm opposition to consensus option led to widespread violence across the State as thugs allegedly injured many and destroyed vehicles.
Specifically, in Ado-Ekiti ward 8, thugs unleashed mayhem on party members and disrupted the process.
Many of the injured members are currently receiving treatment in one of the private hospitals in the state capital.
Also in Ado-Ekiti, there was violence in Ward 4 and 8 as thugs went on rampage to disrupt the voting process.
Speaking on the botched ward congress, Ekiti chairman of SWAGA, Senator Tony Adeniyi, decried the widespread violence which marred the process, saying that there was no congress in the State.