Thugs disrupt PDP North West congress in Kaduna

Thugs have disrupted the North West congress of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) held at the Kaduna International Trade fair complex.

It was gathered that the major cause of the mayhem was about who emerges as the Zonal vice chairman of the party in the zone, which comprise seven states of Kano Katsina, Kaduna, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara.

The two top contenders, Senator Bello Hayatu Gwarzo and Muhammad Jamo Yusuf are both from Kano State.

According to Tribune, Gwarzo is being supported by the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali, who is leading a faction of the party in Kano State.

While Muhammad Jamo Yusuf also from Kano is being supported by former governor of Kano state , Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso who is also leading a faction of the party in Kano.

A source said some former Governors and sitting governors are also behind Gwarzo, saying from all indication he seems to be the choice.

The source said, “voting has gone far I think four states have cast their votes when some miscreants stormed the venue and went straight to the boxes and destroyed them”.

He added that the thugs suspected to be sponsored by one of the aspirants destroyed the boxes and other materials like the ballot papers including those, cast.

The police spokesman, ASP Muhammad Jalige said the situation was under control as normalcy had been restored.

Jalige added that police operatives have been able to restore peace and order in the venue.


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