Twin explosions rock PDP secretariat over councillorship primaries

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PDP Primaries

Twin explosions have unsettled the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The explosion, which occurred at about 3pm Thursday during the councillorship primaries of the party sent members of the PDP running for safety.

According to The Nation, the explosives suspected to be dynamite was detonated in a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) parked in front of the secretariat located along Aba Road.

Though nobody or group had claimed responsibility for the blasts, it was gathered that party members, who ran away later came back after calm had returned to the area.

The Publicity Secretary of PDP, Tambari Sydney Gbara, failed to comment on the matter, an eyewitness confirmed the incident.

The eyewitness, who spoke in confidence, said: “There was panic today​ as two dynamites exploded during the Councillorship primaries of the people’s democratic party today.

“I was at the party secretariat. The dynamite was detonated by suspected bombers in an SUV car along the Aba road office of the party secretariat at about 3pm

“Party supporters who were seen around the secretariat to support their proffered​ candidates scampered for safety​

“It is not, however, clear on the reason of the blast, but it might not be unconnected to allegations of imposition of candidates in some LGAs. Calm has however returned to the secretariat.”

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