The All Progressives Congress, APC, Benue South caucus meeting in Otukpo on Friday turned bloody after about six persons were feared killed and several others injured after fight broke out during the congress.
It was reported that during the meeting, fight broke out between some boys believed to be loyal to the current chairman of the party in the state and a senatorial aspirant, leading to the death six persons, including one Pastor Sam and several other persons badly injured.
Sabon Gari area of Otukpo is on fire.
However, when the party’s Director of Publicity, Apeh Peter, was contacted, he was rather not forthcoming with words.
He simply said:
“You cannot say what happened was because of the chairman. In fact there is so much on my mind to talk to you at the moment, I will brief you as the events unfold later on,” before he quickly ended the call.
Speaking on the development, the Otukpo Divisional Police Officer, Mr Obo Ukam Obo, said the police were aware of the meeting scheduled for Double K Resort and were shocked that some persons decided to forment trouble.
Mr. Obo said the Division had commenced investigation and that those found wanting will be apprehended and prosecuted.
In another news, the Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission is planning to rig the 2019 election in the favour of the All Progressive Congress potential candidate, President Buhari.
According to a statement released by the Party’s spokesperson, INEC is planning to establish about 30,000 illegal polling units in remote areas to favour the President in winning the 2019 presidential election.
Part of the statement reads:
“Our investigation shows that this is part of the grand design by the commission under Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to rig the 2019 general elections in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari and his dysfunctional APC.
“We are aware of series of clandestine meetings between compromised officials of the commission and certain agents of the Presidency and APC, where the plot to sneak in the 30, 000 illegal polling units in some remote areas and through which they plan to allocate votes to President Buhari and the APC were perfected….