Delegates at the ongoing National Convention of the All Progressives Congress, APC are engaging in a free-for all fight at the Old Parade Ground Abuja venue of the Special Convention put together by the party leadership.
The delegates who were exchanging blows at the special convention called by the party to amend it’s constitution, to allow for the choice of a consensus Presidential Candidate for the 2015 general elections.
Delegates at the Abia State pavilion are disagreeing over the APC Abia state chapter position which led to the fight between opposing factions of the party.
“They are two factions of the APC in Abia State, one faction is led by Fabian Okonkwo while the other is led by Donatus Nwapka” a delegate explains to newsmen.
He went on to say “Delegates loyal to Nwapka are disputing the Chairmanship position of Okonkwo who is the current Chairman inline with the Abia APC Congress held in April”
The national executive committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed October 29, 2014 to amend the constitution with a view to making it agree with the relevant provisions of the Electoral Act.
Meanwhile, only few days ago, crisis within the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zaria and Sabongari local government areas of Kaduna State prevented Malam Nasir El- Rufa’i from holding a meeting with the party executives in the two local government areas on Monday.
Some APC members at Teejay Palace in Zaria had engaged in physical combat when a heated argument ensued over a party chieftain at the meeting.
Journalist were told that EL-Rufa’i, the gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the APC, was to meet with some party chieftains from Zaria and Sabongari at the Kongo Conference Hotel and Teejay Palace Hotel, but the disagreement that ensued over a yet to be identified matter stalled the meeting.
According to a source, “the meetings ended up unceremoniously due to interruption of party loyalists as a result of leadership crisis at both wards and local government levels. At the Kongo Conference Hotel, glasses of the sliding doors were broken by members who chanted offensive slogans. Also at Teejay Palace, there was a physical combat among party stalwarts who protested the presence of one of the party executive members in the meeting.”