Violence characterised the party’s primary in Taraba State as some angry youths stoned the convoy of Governor Darius Ishaku over alleged imposition of Col. Kefas Agbu (retd.) as the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate.
The angry youths mostly from Taraba North and Central zones attacked the convoy of the governor and his deputy, Haruna Manu, who were on their way out of the Pastoral Centre, 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.
Our correspondent 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.