Tear gas, stampede cloud commencement of APC convention

The security operatives at the venue of the ongoing National Convention of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are currently overwhelmed.

Supporters of the Presidential and other aspirants have taken over Eagles Square. The crowd is now uncontrollable.

This has led to stampedes and the use of tear gas by security operatives.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the supporters wearing different colors and costumes arrived as early as 9 a. m displaying posters and banners of the aspirants.

The supporters displayed pictures and banners of the aspirants while dancing in a carnival-like manner.

Some of the groups included that of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for President, Gov. David Umahi for President and Rotimi Amaechi for President.

Some members of the group interviewed said they were in Abuja to showcase their aspirants.

Mr Musliu Ajani, a member of the Tinubu Supporters Group said they decided to draw support for Tinubu on their own.

” We decided to come together to raise funds and campaign for Tinubu because he is the best aspirant to take over from Buhari in 2023.

“We believe that he has all it takes for the job,” he said.