APC governorship primary committee member shot in Taraba

A member of the Taraba State APC governorship primary electoral committee has been left in a critical condition at the hospital after being shot.

The committee chairman, Lawrence Onuchukwu disclosed this at the Police Headquarters in Jalingo, the state capital on Thursday night.

Trouble had initially started after the primary committee said the direct mode of primary would be used for the exercise instead of the indirect or consensus mode that had earlier been communicated to the state chapter of the party by the national headquarters.

Channels Television reported that a protest ensued after youths in Jalingo accused the governorship primary committee chairman of presenting fake result sheets for the primary when there was none in the state.

They alleged that the state had difficult-to-reach terrains such as Sardauna Local Government Area which takes seven to nine hours to reach, especially the Mambilla Plateau.

The youths who insisted that it is not possible to conduct elections in one day and get the results, called on Onuchukwu to address the press on the true situation of things and declare that the primary election failed to hold.

Consequently, the Commissioner of Police in the state invited all aspirants to the Command’s headquarters in Jalingo, in a bid to avert a breach of the peace.

In reaction to the intervention of the police, many party supporters occupied the Command’s headquarters awaiting the outcome of expected talks.

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