There was commotion and firing of gunshots at the PDP National Secretariat earlier today as former Vice-President Atiku Abubakarsubmitted his presidential nomination form.
Officers of the Nigeria police force and some supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) clashed at the party headquarters in Abuja.
The protesters besieged the area as former Vice President Atiku Abubakar submitted his expression of interest and nomination form.
The clash resulted in Policemen protecting law firing gunshots into thin air and using teargas canisters to disperse the protesters.
The reason for the breakdown in order remains unknown
However,a security source currently at the PDP secretariat reports that it was a “crowd control issue” that was quelled by personnel of the Nigeria Police Force.
At least 12 other candidates will slug it out with Atiku for the party’s ticket when its presidential primary holds in a few weeks.