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Thugs Disrupt Collation of APC Primary Results in Edo State

The coalition of results of the All Progressives Congress primary election for the governorship election in Edo State on Saturday was disrupted by suspected political thugs.

While the exercise was held across the 18 local government areas of the state, the thugs stormed the collation center at Lushville Hotel and Suite, in GRA, Benin, which was aired live on television.

They threw away some cameras belonging to media personnel and chased journalists out of the venue.

Results from eight local government areas had already been announced when journalists covering the event were alerted to vacate the center of the event.

Before journalists could gather their things together, the thugs swooped on the venue after overpowering the police operatives at the gate.

Several journalists, including a cameraman and reporter, were manhandled and their equipment  scattered.

The presence of the state Commissioner of Police, Funsho Adeboye, who was present with the officials of the party at the centre did not deter the hoodlums from engaging in the free-for-all.

At the time of filling this report, it was not yet clear what went wrong.

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