Anambra South Senatorial primaries of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA was thrown in to confusion when armed thugs stormed the venue to disrupt the exercise. Although the police were later to calm the situation by firing teargas and shooting into the air, unconfirmed reports stated that some of the aspirants run out of the venue.
The tension at the Ekwulobia Township Stadium in Aguata local government area of Anambra, venue for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Anambra South senatorial primary was in a chaotic mood as armed touts pulled out guns tovscsre voters and apsirants away until the police was able to bring the situation under control using teargas to scare hoodlums who tried to disrupt the exercise.
Unconfirmed reports said the thugs were supporters of one of the aspirants who was disqualified during the screening on the ground that he did not obtain the required waiver needed to enable him vie for an elective post in APGA. The armed hoodlums invaded the arena and turned it into a war theater of sorts as they pulled short guns to scare people away, apparently to disrupt the primary. The police team, however, dispersed the thugs with tear gas and released several gun shots in the air to keep the hoodlums outside the stadium. At Amawbia which was the venue for Anambra Central, the incumbent senator, Chief Victor Umeh was having a smooth process as APGA members queued to vote for him, even when he did not have anybody challenging him.