On Thursday, Delta State’s Peoples Democratic Party supporters and ushers got into a heated argument over fried rice at a campaign site in Asaba, the state capital.
When Ifeanyi Okowa, the party’s vice presidential candidate, and Sheriff Oborevwori, the gubernatorial candidate, arrived at the campaign site around 10:00 a.m., Ifeanyi Okowa’s supporters started scurrying for food in a polythene bag.
The ushers apparently wanted to cater to the dignitaries solely, therefore they turned away the fans.
The prepared rice bags were torn to pieces, and our correspondent saw that the situation resulted in a confrontation between the ushers and the supporters.
The governorship candidate’s speech was cut short when the incident caught the attention of dignitaries.
After cooling things down, Okowa addressed his followers and accused the All Progressives Congress of causing the nation’s famine.
He said, “It is the APC that brought hunger to us. A bag of rice was N8,000 before the APC came to power; now a bag of rice is 48,000.
“Everything has gone down in Nigeria since the APC came to power. You know my political history, it is God that made it possible.
“As Atiku picked me as vice presidential candidate, God has finished His work in me because I know we will win the 2023 election.”
Also, Oborevwori, who was earlier interrupted while addressing party supporters, said he would consolidate on Governor Okowa’s achievements if elected as the governor.