James Sowole in Akure
Confusion on Thursday ensued at and around the state secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akure, Ondo State, as supporters of the Chairman of the party, Isaacs Kekemeke, clashed with supporters of those who wanted to install a new chairman.
The incident was the third in the week on the forthcoming Gubernatorial primary of the party fixed for August 27.
A group insisted that Kekemeke must quit over an allegation that he was instrumental to the endorsement of an aspirant by the National Leader of the party, Senator Ahmed Tinubu, which had been causing crisis within the party.
Determined to remove Kekemeke, aggrieved supporters of the self-acclaimed new chairman, Saka Yussuf Ogunleye, armed with various dangerous weapons, stormed the party secretariat in order to take over the place.
However, the pro- Kekemeke group, who were also armed with their own weapons, repelled the invasion, leading to exchange of gunshots.
While the anti-Kekemeke group was led by one Mr Adebo popularly called Idajo, the pro-Kekemeke group was led by Alhaji Amoda Bello.