APC Primary: Voters disperse as violence breaks out at voting centre in Okitipupa

Violence broke out on Saturday at Ward 1, Stella Maris College, Okitipupa, between rival supporters of two aspirants of the All Progressives Congress for the November 16  Ondo State Governorship election.

The accreditation and election process had not begun when the violence erupted as voters scampered for safety.

Accredited members of the party who had turned out early in their large numbers to elect the party’s candidate for the governorship polls took to their heels when fracas broke out between the rival supporters.

One of the accredited voters, who prefered anonymity, told NAN that one of the agents of an aspirant, came to the ward, snatched the validation and accreditation papers and ran away.

“One of the agents came here, snatched the validation and accreditation papers and fled the venue in his car.

“They chased him, but could not catch him. This caused the violence,” he said.

NAN reports that the security agents at the ward were unable to contain the violence and everyone fled the scene. 

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