Hundreds of Kogi indigenes on Wednesday stormed the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja to protest the governorship primaries victory of former Kogi State governor, Abubukar Audu.
The protesters shut down the secretariat, demanding the reversal of Audu’s victory on the account of his pending corruption case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Audu had last Saturday emerged the party flag bearer ahead of the November 21 governorship election in Kogi state, beating 27 other aspirants. He was, therefore, at the party’s headquarters to collect his Certificate of Return.
According to reports, Audu was at the secretariat for the purpose on Tuesday but was denied by the authorities who gave time for appeal against his candidature by aggrieved aspirants.
Placards with different inscriptions were carried by the protesters. Some read: “Kogi state say no to Audu, “We need a credible leader in kogi”. Others were also seen throwing stone at Audu’s supporters within the party house premises.