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The All progressive Congress (APC) local government congress held across the 21 local government areas of Kogi State on Saturday, has produced two factions of executives.

This followed a parallel congress held at different venues simultaneously.

According to reports, party members loyal to Governor Yahaya Bello converged at the Lafia Okene venue of the congress, while the Hady Ametuo-led faction held theirs at St Luke’s Model Primary School, Adankolo, where Usman Mamanlafia and Abubakar Nagogo Maiyaki emerged the factional chairman and secretary respectively in a 27-man executive.

However, security men invaded the Adankolo venue of the congress, seized the chairs and canopies hired by the organisers.

This was after security men allegedly dispersed the delegates, but not before the winners were announced.

The Adankolo faction is alleged to be loyal to the embattled state chairman of APC, Hady Ametuo.

The congress was supervised by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission and in the presence of men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad.