A fight broke out on Sunday between party agents at the state collation centre for the Imo gubernatorial election.
The fight ensued after the election results from Orsu LGA were announced.
The development resulted in the party agent of the Labour Party, LP, being beaten and bundled out of the collation hall while his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was ushered out.
According to the results declared so far from the LG, Governor Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, polled 18,003 votes, while LP’s Athan Achonu had 813 votes and Samuel Anyanwu of the PDP scored 624 votes.
However, the PDP and LP party agents contested the results and alleged that election never held in the LGA, claiming that the figures presented were “manufactured”.
They were accused of disrupting the collation exercise by Abayomi Fashina
the state returning officer.
Fashina urged them to return to their seats.
Thereafter, the protesting party agents were swarmed by their colleagues in the hall, leading to punches and kicks.
The protesting party agents were eventually bundled out of the collation hall.