Just in; Thugs disrupt Edo APC governorship primary results’ announcement

by Adabanija Kamorudeen

The results being collated at Lushville Hotel and Suite, in GRA, Benin, was beamed live on television. Results from eight local government areas had already been announced when journalists covering the event were alerted to vacate the…

Suspected political thugs on Saturday disrupted the coalition of results of the primary election of the All Progressives Congress for the governorship election in Edo State.

The results being collated at Lushville Hotel and Suite, in GRA, Benin, was beamed live on television.

Results from eight local government areas had already been announced when journalists covering the event were alerted to vacate the centre of the event.

Before journalists could gather their things together, the thugs swooped on the venue after overpowering the police operatives at the gate.

Several journalists, including an NTA cameraman and FRCN reporter, were manhandled and their equipment scattered.

The presence of the state Commissioner of Police, Funsho Adeboye, who was present with the officials of the party at the centre did not deter the hoodlums from engaging in the free-for-all.

At the time of filling this report, it was not yet clear what went wrong.

Results announced before the disruption:

Dr Stanley Ugbuoja – Returning Officer

Esan South East
Dr Ernest Umahikhe 6
Gideon 28
Osagie Ize-Iyamu 0
Sunday 0
Agba Clement 43
Lucky Imasuen 5

Ovia South West

Blessing Agumere 0
Gen C Airbahaire 14
Sen. O Osunbor 36
Col David Imuse 3
Sen. Monday 251
Hon. Dennis Idahosa 326
Dr Ernest Umahikhe 5
Gideon 7
Osagie Ize-Iyamu 3
Sunday 10
Agba Clement 43
Lucky Imasuen 39

More details later…

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