PDP Supporters

Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) reportedly clashed at the headquarters of the PDP in Abuja on Thursday.

The incident happened as former Vice President Atiku Abubakar was at the party secretariat to submit his Nomination and Expression of Interest forms to contest for the PDP presidential primary.

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Trouble started after one of Atiku’s supporters was beaten black and blue by APC supporters outside the secretariat.

The development led to stampede, as security men who guarded the secretariat were overpowered by supporters who forced the gates open to seek for shelter.

It took the intervention of police who fired multiple gunshots into the air to disperse the crowd.

As of the time of filing this report, normalcy has been restored, while Atiku has submitted the forms and left the secretariat.