Protesters storm APC headquarters

Protesters storm APC headquarters

Some protesters stormed the headquarters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Abuja on Wednesday.

Activities were disrupted while the street and entrance to the building were barricaded. Some members of staff especially the security personnel on duty were also chased away.

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The grouse of the protesters was the alleged attempts by the national leadership of the party to impose candidates during the senatorial and House of Representatives during the nationwide primaries yesterday.

The group also called for the immediate resignation of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole.

Different posters with inscriptions such as Oshiomole stay clear of FCT primaries”, “We want indirect primaries”, and Oshiomole destroying APC” were on display as the protesters went violent and destroyed billboards.

The irate crowd, who had stormed the national secretariat in the early hours of yesterday, defied the security agents who stormed the secretariat in several operational patrol vehicles.

The spokesperson of the group, Usman Mohammed Karshi, said, “We are here to protest injustice. We are here to protest imposition.

“We are here to sound it loud and clear that we are solidly in support of president Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

“We are here; tell all who have ears that, in the FCT, results will not be written. We are here to state it loud and clear that FCT APC is going for the indirect primary.

“We are here to make it clear to Oshiomhole that we are comrades and that was why we voted for him as chairman. So, we are appealing to his sense of reason. He should be reasonable to give us what we want. FCT APC rejects direct primary in FCT.

“NEC was very clear about it that all should go back to their states, and chose whatever method they want. That it is either you go for direct, indirect primaries or consensus.

“The FCT leaders, all nine senatorial and 15 House of Representative’s aspirants met and agreed that FCT is going for an indirect primary.

Why should Oshiomhole and the National Working Committee change it? It is unacceptable. You cannot write results here in the name of direct primaries. It is not possible”.


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