A dynamite was reportedly detonated at the secretariat of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) Aba road, in Rivers State.
It was the venue of the councillorship primary election for the party, ahead of the local council polls in the state.
Candidreporters.com gathered that the dynamite was detonated by some men who drove in an SUV, leaving party supporters who were at the venue of the primaries to scamper for safety.
An eyewitness gave an account of was happened.
His words: “There was panic as two dynamites exploded during the councillorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party. 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.
Another eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said, “Some people are desperate about this council elections in many local government areas. We just saw an SUV zoom off after the explosion. We don’t know the Local government area they came from.”
The Rivers State Police Command is yet to react to the development.
State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Tambari Sydney Gbara, failed to receive telephone calls put to him to comment on the matter.
Rivers State is heading for another round of Local council elections in April, as the tenure of the incumbent LGA administrators expires in June this year.