Dozens of placard-carrying protesters on Wednesday besieged the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress to protest against the emergence of Abubakar Audu as the party’s governorship candidate.
Audu defeated 27 other contestants to emerge as the party’s flag bearer in the forthcoming Kogi State governorship election.
While the candidate was waiting to collect his certificate of return, scores of protesters, carrying placards, stormed the gate of the secretariat, urging the party to get a credible candidate to fly its flag.
Some of the placards had such inscriptions like ’Kogi State say o to Audu’, ‘We need a credible leader’, ‘APC, do the right thing’.
Leader of the protesters, who gave his name as Sulaiman Mohammed, told newsmen that the people of the state deserved a better candidate.
Audu’s supporters, who were still inside the party secretariat with their principal, were still being mobilised as of the time of this report.