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Published On: Mon, Dec 8th, 2014

Mob disrupts Gombe-North APC senatorial primaries

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From David Hassan, Gombe

Drama erupted at the weekend, in Gombe-North senatorial district, when a mob numbering 50, stormed the  venue of primary  elections of House of Representatives and Senate with a view to disrupting the elections.

An eyewitness told our correspondent that trouble started when a group of mob invaded the venue of the election armed with dangerous weapons and started harassing public in the area.

According to the source, during the fracas, there were not enough security agents to curtail the problem, even as he said, the mob over powered the security agents who were at the venue of the elections.

He said it would have been disaster if the party had allowed the election to continue. However, with the intervention of the leadership of the party, they decided to postpone the election at the venue.

Speaking further, the source said the mob were said to be loyalists of one of the serving member representing the constituency   in the House of Representatives who had ambition to return his seat in the House.

He said during the incident, the mob destroyed some vehicles among others, adding that the leadership of the party had to postpone the election with a view to fix a new date for the primaries in the area.

When journalists contacted the state chairman of All Progressives Party (APC), Barr. Magaji Doho, to shed more light, he said the officials of the party were already in a meeting with aspirants, noting that if they are through, they would get back to the Media.

Also, when contacted, the Police Public Relations Officers, DSP Fwaji Atajiri told newsmen that the command had not gathered any information related to the situation and promised to meet press demand in due course.

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