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Protest, gunshots rock Rivers APC secretariat as screening holds

Protests and gunshots rocked the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat along Woji Road, GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Wednesday morning as election screening commenced.

It was gathered that hundreds of the APC members loyal to a former federal lawmaker, Senator Magnus Abe, stormed the premises of the APC secretariat, alleging hijack of state assembly aspirants screening and ward/state delegate selection.

The aggrieved party members said they arrived at the secretariat around 6:00 am only to meet the gate locked.

Reports say trouble started when some of the youths attempted to force open the gates which prompted the policemen stationed inside the party secretariat to shoot into the air.

The shooting caused confusion in the area as journalists covering the protest and screening scampered for safety.