Members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the National Assembly came to blows with themselves on Thursday night at the residence of a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Chief Godswill Akpabio, a report by The Nation claimed.
It said fight broke out among the members of the National Assembly caucus of PDP over the choice of the next national chairman of the party ahead of the National Convention of the party currently ongoing at the Eagles Square in Abuja.
According to the report, the reason, Akpabio, who is the Minority Leader in the Senate, convened the meeting was to ensure a rancour-free convention and give attendees avenue to interact with all the aspirants of the party.
But to some persons at the meeting there was more to it than meet the eyes, and they protested alleging that the meeting was called to sell the candidacy of a chairmanship aspirant, Prince Uche Secondus, who was also on the ground to the lawmakers.
The report said the protest started with arguments but soon snowballed into fisticuffs as some lawmakers holding contrasting views fought to make their points.
“The Senate Minority Leader convened the session in his house to enable us interact with all the aspirants on their programmes and form our opinion on who to vote for.
“We were barely settling down for the session when some members of the House of Representatives raised issues concerning some aspirants for the office of the National Chairman and others disagreed.
“The development led to shouting match and fisticuffs among some Senators and members of the House of Representatives,” an unnamed lawmaker who was at the meeting was quoted by the paper.