Scores of demonstrators on Thursday clashed with security operatives outside the premises of the national headquarters of the All Progressives Congress a few hours before the inauguration of the new zonal officers of the party’s National Working Committee.
The protesters engaged the stern-looking policemen in a shouting match after they were stopped from gaining access to the secretariat.
The development is coming in the wake of the election of zonal officers of the NWC, which was unveiled by the National Secretary of the ruling party, Senator Ajibola Basiru.
Basiru noted that the election of new officers was in line with the mandate given to them by the National Executive Committee at the last meeting held at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja on August 3.
The move saw the outgoing National Deputy Chairman for North, Senator Abubakar Kyari being replaced by Borno party chairman, Ali Dalori while the founder of Sister-To-Sister Empowerment Worldwide, Dr. Mary Idele from Edo State was elected to occupy the office of the National Women Leader previously held by Dr. Betta Edu.