Thugs disrupt PDP North West congress in Kaduna [Photos]

Thugs on Saturday disrupted the North West congress of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) held at the Kaduna International Trade fair complex.

Findings gathered that the major cause of the mayhem was about who emerges as the Zonal vice chairman of the party in the zone.

The PDP North West is comprising of seven states of Kano Katsina, Kaduna, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara.

According to findings, there are two top contenders, Senator Bello Hayatu Gwarzo from Kano State and Muhammad Jamo Yusuf also from Kano State.

However, it was gathered that Gwarzo is being supported by the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali, who is leading a faction of the party in Kano State.

While Muhammad Jamo Yusuf also from Kano is being supported by former governor of Kano state , Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso who is also leading a faction of the party in Kano.

According to the source, some former Governors and sitting governors are also behind Gwarzo, saying from all indication he seems to be the choice.

He said, ‘voting has gone far I think four states have cast their votes when some miscreants stormed the venue and went straight to the boxes and destroyed them.

According to him the thugs suspected to be sponsored by one of the aspirants destroyed the boxes and other materials like the ballot papers including those, cast.

As of the time of filing this report, there was no official statement from the party however, the police have said the situation was under control as normalcy had been restored.

The police spokesman, ASP Muhammad Jalige said the police has been able to restore peace and order.

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