The Nigerian Minister of Labour and Employment His Excellence, Chief Nwabueze Chris Ngige, was catapulted away during a session that turned violent at a meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday.
Photo of Chief Ngige Chris
Some stakeholders of the party escaped being attacked by agitators, others, however, were not so lucky as they were attacked by disgruntled men in Akwa, the Anambra State capital, shortly after the party’s ward congress.
The Congress in high tension as members attacks some stakeholders
While some members of the party were expressing their feelings over the outcome of the Congress, the tension got heightened when the Minister tried justifying the ward congress that was held at his ward but another party member; Tony Nwoye disagreed with him pointing out some issues.
He noted the absence of the Congress panel, non-provision of party membership register for the Congress, non-availability of the result sheet which was reportedly due to the absence of panel as well as the alleged existence of an imposter.
A new panel was inaugurated despite the appeal and explanations by the state Publicity Secretary, Okelo Mmadukaife and the National Auditor of the Party, George Muoghalu.
The meeting ended inconclusively as the tension increased and attacks of the stakeholders from the members, the new Congress panel had no chance to address the party or schedule a new date for a fresh congress.