Many APC supporters were injured as violence broke out at the presidential rally for Women and Youth in the IMO state capital, Owerri earlier today.
Nigeria’s current president, and presidential candidate of the APC Muhammadu Buhari and his wife Aisha were surprisingly absent. Their absence may not be unconnected with security reports which indicated that the type of mayhem that occurred in Lagos may be repeated at today’s event.
Instead, the Wife of the president insisted the wife of the vice president, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo represent her at the event.
Trouble started when supporters of the Uzodinma and Okorocha factions clashed. The brawl which lasted several minutes, was only contained after an exchange of gunfire. Many are reported to have suffered a variety of injuries including Stab wounds and gunshot injuries but no one has been reported dead.