Lagos PDP Congress Cancelled


The Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, elective congress, has been cancelled.

The congress was holding today, when the tension of the past few weeks peaked.

State Congress Electoral Committee, Chairman, Engr. Benson Abounu, announced the suspension.

A source told Vanguard that it had to be cancelled as thugs invaded the Tafawa Balewa Square venue with weapons, and fights broke out.

“Their intention was to rig,” the source said.

“A lot of fraudulent acts took place in their bid to rig the election, but the officials got the wind of it.

“For instance, the main gate was forced open, after accreditation was done.

“It became very obvious that there would be over-voting and that the venue had been infiltrated.

“What I saw was terrible. There were even gunshots,” the source added.

No date has been announced at the time of filing this report.