Rival supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday clashed in Kanke LGA, destroying cars and other valuables, sources say.
The supporters who belonged to two Chairmanship aspirants, Mr. Raymond Deshi and Mr. Lengwe Wushangka allegedly engaged each other in gang fights just when Thursday’s postponed primaries of the party were to commence.
A source at the venue of the primaries said the State electoral officials of the party had intervened in the crisis that led to the postponement of the elections yesterday.
The main issue which bordered on substitution of delegates lists was resolved by the party officials who brought a fresh list to be used for the exercise, the source said.
According to the source, the decision brought palpable apprehension among the rival supporters who began protesting.
The protests which grew hot with the inability of securities to contain the situation turned violent leading to various losses.
Member representing Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Timothy Golu was among those whose cars were burnt during the clashes, it was learnt.
The violence which further disrupted the primaries have stirred calls among commentators for the party to invoke its constitutional provisions which say a candidate whose supporters behave violent stands disqualified in any election.
Whether or not the state party would act in that regard however, only time will tell.