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PDP factional congress in Ibadan disrupted by hoodlums

Pandemonium ensued on Saturday in Ibadan as suspected hoodlums disrupted the congress organised by a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state.

The gang of thugs unleashed violence and damaged not less than fifty vehicles at the Jogor Center venue of the congress.

While the Makinde-led faction held its congress at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan, the other group opted for a parallel convention at Jogor Center, where the hoodlums attacked.

The hoodlums stormed the venue from the back gate and were heard shooting sporadically into the air, hacking anyone they come across.

The hoodlums were said to be brandishing cutlass, axes, guns as well as other dangerous weapons.

At his led faction venue, Makinde declared that with the way the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was able to organise itself and unite for the state congress, it has the capacity to unite Nigeria.

He said if given the opportunity to govern the country in 2023, the PDP will end the divisive tendencies in the country and place it on the path of unity and oneness.

Makinde, equally used the occasion, to call on all members of the party to rally round the new state executives to better reposition the party, adding that the party remains open to accommodating everyone aggrieved.

He said: “Today is very symbolic. I congratulate the executives that we have just elected today.”

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