Posted by News Express | 4 October 2018 | 1,440 times
Two persons were reported dead in a violence that erupted at today's Delta North senatorial district primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
While some sources said the deceased were killed by stray bullets from gunshots fired by police officers, who were on ground to keep peace at the Federal College of Education, (Technical) venue of the exercise, others said they were killed by political thugs.
Delta Police Commissioner, Mr. Muhammadu Mustafa, told Vanguard that there was an accidental discharge at the venue. Speaker of the Students Union Government of the institution, Mr. Vincent Ubani who confirmed the incident, identified one of the deceased as Henry Nweke, a 200 level student of Industrial Technical Education of the school.
Ubani who could not identify the second corpse, said the bodies of the victims had been deposited in the mortuary. At press time, efforts were still being made to reach the police authority in the state to speak on the incident.
Meanwhile, immediate past Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan clinched the senatorial ticket of the party in Delta South, while Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, clinched the senatorial tickets of the APC in Delta Central in parallel primaries.
The House of Representatives primaries of the APC was, however, postponed to Friday following the rescheduling of the party’s senatorial primaries earlier billed to hold on Tuesday.
The House of Representatives primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, however, held at all federal constituencies across the state. Uduaghan, who expressed confidence that the APC would emerge victorious in the 2019 general elections, stated that he is happy about the entire process.
•Excerpted from a Vanguard report
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