Tear gas, tasers, stampede — APC convention off to a rocky start

There is poor crowd control at the venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC) convention in the federal capital territory (FCT).


Despite providing accreditation to journalists and delegates to attend the convention, the party and its officials are having a difficult time allowing accredited persons into the Eagle Square — venue of the convention.


Touts and supporters of some aspirants seeking to clinch the party’s national working committee (NWC) positions were seen struggling to get into the venue.


In order to calm the situation, the police and other security agencies resorted to using tear gas and tasers to control a near stampede at the gate of the venue.


 “Where is my phone, please if you see an Android phone, please give me,” a distraught man who was attempting to get into the convention venue said.


Some party chieftains are still arriving at the venue of the convention.


The event is expected to kick off at 3:30pm.

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