Gunshots as police, Civil Defence fight over salute in Akure

Gunshots as police, Civil Defence fight over salute in Akure

Gunshots caused panic at the All Progressive Congress, APC, Ondo State governorship primary yesterday held at the International Event Centre, Akure, the state capital as police and civil defence fight.

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The shooting happened following a clash between men of the Nigerian Police Force and officers of the Civil Defence Corps. A fierce arguement ensued between the two security agencies after Civil Defence Corps at the venue failed to give police bosses salute, which provoked the ire of some of cops.

The fight at the venue turned into a free-for-all fight, shooting live ammunition into the air as delegates and aspirants scampered for safety.

It took a quarter of an hour before the fight was brought under control by some officers of the state police command, led by the state Deputy Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, and some senior officers of the NSCDC.

Meanwhile former President, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, and defunct Action Congress of Nigeria candidate in the 2012 governorship election in the state, Rotimi Akeredolu emerged APC flagbearer at the primary.

Akeredolu scored 669 votes. His nearest rival was Dr. Segun Abraham, the national leader of the party, Senator Bola Tinubu’s candidate who polled 635.

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