Protesters on Wednesday gathered at the APC national secretariat at Abuja, to protest against the party Chairman, Adams Oshiomole.
The protest which was actually peaceful elevated to a violent one after security guards tried to prevent the protesters from gaining entrance.
The protesters were seen with Banners with inscriptions which are against Oshiomole,
‘Oshiomhole stay clear of FCT primaries; We want indirect primaries; Oshiomhole, leadership is not activism; and Oshiomhole destroying APC,’ among others, the protesters went violent and destroyed billboards, barricaded the major road and caused traffic gridlock, Channels TV reports.
A representative of the group told newsmen that the group was in protest against injustice in the party system. Mr Usman Mohammed Karshi said,
“We are here to protest injustice. We are here to protest imposition. We are here to sound it loud and clear that we are solidly in support of president Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. We are here; tell all who have ears that, in the FCT, results will not be written. We are here to state it loud and clear that FCT APC is going for an indirect primary.
“We are here to make it clear to Oshiomhole that we are comrades and that was why we voted for him as chairman. So, we are appealing to his sense of reason. He should be reasonable to give us what we want. FCT APC rejects direct primary in FCT,” he said.
“NEC was very clear about it that all should go back to their states, and chose whatever method they want. That it is either you go for direct, indirect primaries or consensus.
“The FCT leaders, all nine senatorial and 15 House of Representative’s aspirants met and agreed that FCT is going for an indirect primary. Why should Oshiomhole and the National Working Committee change it? It is unacceptable. You cannot write results here in the name of direct primaries. It is not possible,”
They have also called for the resignation of the national party chairman Adams Oshiomole.