Angry youths stone Ishaku’s convoy over alleged imposition of PDP governorship candidate


The governorship primaries of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba state was characterised by violence as some angry youths attacked the convoy of Governor Darius Ishaku for alleged imposition of Col. Kefas Agbu (rtd) as the party’s flag bearer.
According to reports by Punch newspapers, the angry youths mainly from Taraba North and Central senatorial zones were said to have stoned the governor’s convoy of the governor and his deputy, Haruna Manu, who were on their way out of the Pastoral Centre, Jalingo, venue of the meeting to broker a consensus arrangement.
The governor was said to have called the meeting of all the aspirants to persuade them to step down for Kefas, but most of the aspirants refused to withdraw.
The youths, who got wind of the plot of the governor to convince the aspirants to step down, barricaded the gate of Pastoral Centre chanting, ‘We no go gree, we no go gree.’
Though some vehicles were smashed in the process, security personnel whisked away the governor, his deputy and fired gunshots in the air to disperse angry youths.
Punch reports that since last week when a retired general directed that Kefas be the party’s candidate, there had been tension as various groups kicked against the decision.
Kefas was on Wednesday evening announced the winner.


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