Edo ACN Chairman Escapes Death

Edo State chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Mr Thomas Okosun, escaped death by the whiskers yesterday when factional angry ACN youths stormed the party’s secretariat and unleashed mayhem on the chairman and other party officials.

The chairman and other officers of the party escaped their offices through the back door leading to Akenzua road, but their vehicles were not spared as the youths vandalised about three vehicles, including the Prado jeep belonging to the chairman of the party.

It was learnt that the opposing groups who are backing different councillorship candidates ahead of the April 20, 2013 local government council election in the state found out that the names of their councillorship candidates were substituted.

It was learnt that the youths became more infuriated when they learnt that the leadership of the party had ordered that the councillorship positions in Egor and Oredo be shared equally among the two major factional groups in the ACN, even after the authentic councillorship candidates had emerged in their various wards in the last weekend chairmanship and councillorship primaries of the party.

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