Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jonathan’s Campaign Office Burnt Down in Uyo amidst clashes

Up to 18 party supporters have reportedly died today in Uyo and several vehicles belonging to the Akwa Ibom governor campaign were burnt as supporters of Akpan Udoedeghe, the candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) clashed with those of Godswill Akpabio of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The trouble reportedly began when Mr. Udoedeghe’s campaign train was prevented from campaigning in Governor's Godswill Akpabio’s senatorial district and Akpabio's loyalists forced the ACN candidate’s campaign out of the area.

Both sides then retreated to Uyo, the state capital, and engaged in a bloody fight. Later on, the ACN supporters then stormed the campaign headquarters of Goodluck Jonathan and Sambo in the city and razed it down.  A pool of brand new cars bought by the governor was also incinerated by the angry protesters.

All these killings are totally unnecessary…

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