Protests rocked the National Secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of Friday’s deadline for submission of candidates
to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Some aggrieved candidates and their supporters stormed the party
headquarters over alleged moves to substitute their names.

Protesters, mostly House of Representatives candidates from Kogi, Abia,
Enugu and the Imo States, stormed the party national secretariat in
Abuja.

Youths from Kogi State almost overpowered security men at the gate
before the intervention of officials of the Department of State Security
Services and armed policemen.

The youths, who came in large numbers, vowed to prevent the national
chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu from leaving the party
national secretariat unless he addressed them.

It took the detailed officers attached to the chairman’s office time to
pave way for him to leave at the close of work.

It was also gathered that five of the House of Representatives candidates
stormed the party office to