Supporters of the Peoples’ Democratic Party in Delta state on Thursday engaged in a free-for-all with ushers over cooked rice at a field in Asaba, the state capital.
Supporters, who were on the campaign field around 10:00 a.m. waiting for state governor and party vice-presidential candidate Ifeanyi Okowa, as well as gubernatorial candidate Sheriff Oborevwori, began fighting in an attempt to win food that was packaged in a polythene bag.
It was denied to supporters as the ushers were allegedly concerned with serving only dignitaries.
Our correspondent noted that the situation escalated into a fight between ushers and supporters when bags of cooked rice were torn into pieces.
The event drew the attention of dignitaries and interrupted the gubernatorial candidate who was giving his speech.
Addressing supporters after defusing the situation, Okowa blamed the All Progressives Congress for causing famine on the land.
He said: “It is the APC that brought us famine. A bag of rice was N8,000 before APC came to power; now a sack of rice costs 48,000.
“Everything has gone downhill in Nigeria since the APC came to power. You know my political history, it is God who made it possible.
“As Atiku chose me as his vice-presidential candidate, God has finished His work in me because I know we will win the 2023 election.”
Furthermore, Oborevwori, who was heckled earlier while addressing party supporters, said he would consolidate Governor Okowa’s gains if he were elected governor.
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