The All Progressives Congress has suspended its governorship primary, following an outbreak of violence. This was made known via a Facebook post by the Special Assistnat Public Communications & New Media at Ekiti State Government of Nigeria, Mr. Lere Olayinka.PUNCH had reported earlier that some persons suspected to be thugs had invaded the venue of the primary, where they smashed a ballot box on the ground, scattering the contents.
It was gathered that the attack caught the policemen at the venue by surprise.
Violent protest reportedly broke out at Oluyemo Kayode Stadium in Ado Ekiti, venue of the primary.
Trouble started when agents of some of the aspirants complained that the electoral process was being manipulated.
Some thugs responded with attacks on the ballot boxes, smashing them to the ground and emptying the ballot cards.
The security agencies, who were caught unawares, had a difficult time bringing the situation under control.