Youths and supporters of the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) clashed at the Benin Airport over the motion moved by Senator Matthew Urhoghide seeking the invocation of Section 143 of the Nigeria’s Constitution.
It took the intervention of the State Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo for a free for all not to take place at the airport.
The PDP supporters were at the airport to give a rousing welcome to Senator Urhoghide for moving the motion for the Senate to begin impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari.
But the APC supporters who had earlier protested through the street of Benin City disowning Senator Urhoghide were at the airport to express disappointment with the motion.
Tension was rife as more supporters besieged the airport either for the APC or the PDP.
- Both sides sang anti-Buhari and anti-PDP songs.
The Police Commissioner had to personally stand between the protesters to prevent a free for all.