Heavy shooting at the All Progressive Congress(APC) secretariat at GRA Port Harcourt, Rivers State, as Loyalists of Senator Magnus Abe stormed the Secretariat to protest the hijack of the delegate list from them.
The protesters carried placards with inscriptions like, ‘APC Rivers, where are our forms’, ‘2018 Repeats Itself Again in Rivers, No Lesson Learnt’, among others.
The aggrieved party members said they arrived at the secretariat around 6:00 am only to meet the gate under lock and key. When some protesters attempted to force open the gates, policemen stationed inside the party secretariat shot into the air. The shooting led to chaos in the area as many including journalists scampered for safety.
Police fired live ammunition in a desperate attempt to disperse a crowd of protesters from the Rivers State secretariat of the All Progressives Congress in port Harcourt.
The state APC is yet to respond officially but some officials of the party have denied the allegations.
The atmosphere remains very tense with the protesters engaging in heated arguments with police officers at the scene.