Gunmen on Wednesday invaded the venue of the Anambra South senatorial primary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) at the Township Stadium, Ekwulobia, in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The gunmen scared away delegates and disrupted the primary.
The widow of the late Igbo leader, Bianca Ojukwu; businessman, Nicholas Ukachukwu; and the son of a First Republic Aviation minister, Ikenna Mbazuluike-Amaechi, are major contenders in the senatorial race on the platform of APGA.
It was gathered that a certain disgruntled senatorial aspirant mobilised the hoodlums to the venue of the primary, with the intent to disrupt the exercise.
The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, Garba Umar, subsequently led a team of policemen to disperse the thugs.
The Police also released canisters of teargas and fired several gunshots to scare away the thugs
The exercise was temporarily suspended as of the time of filing this report.
The party had, on Tuesday, disqualified oil magnate, Ifeanyi Uba, for not obtaining a waiver to contest the election, having dumped the Peoples Democratic Party for APGA a few months ago.