1 killed at La­gos APC congress

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Femi Aki­nola, La­gos

One per­son was killed at the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) congress weekend in Coker Aguda/ Orile Lo­cal Coun­cil De­vel­op­ment Area (LCDA) of La­gos, Daily Trust learnt yes­ter­day.

Though the congress started peace­fully at the Sanya Gram­mar School along the Apapa-Oshodi Ex­press­way, it later turned rowdy due to an al­leged at­tempt by a group linked to the Coun­cil Chair­man, Bolanle Akinyemi-Obe, to im­pose their can­di­date. Re­sis­tance to the al­leged im­po­si­tion led to a con­fronta­tion be­tween the two groups and dan­ger­ous weapons were freely used.

A wit­ness said a mid­dle-aged man named Ewe was stabbed dur­ing the con­fronta­tion by one thug al­legedly brought into the congress by an as­pi­rant.

Mean­while, the Chair­man of Yaba Lo­cal Coun­cil De­vel­op­ment Area, (LCDA) Jide Ji­moh, has said that in­ter­nal democ­racy is pos­si­ble go­ing by the suc­cess­ful lo­cal govern­ment congress or­gan­ised by the APC. He spoke to jour­nal­ists over the weekend at St. Agnes’ Pri­mary School af­ter the elec­tion of the lo­cal govern­ment of­fi­cers in the coun­cil area.

“Our ward congress last weekend was peace­ful and to­day lo­cal govern­ment congress wit­nessed a peace­ful at­mos­phere. I ap­pre­ci­ate the lead­er­ship of the APC for mak­ing it known that democ­racy is pos­si­ble in­ter­nally,” he said.

APC Na­tional Chair­man Chief Bisi Akande

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