Home » Headlines, Health, Medical Professionals » Violence mars Nigerian Medical Association’s election in Enugu

Violence mars Nigerian Medical Association’s election in Enugu

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Election into executive positions in the Enugu State Chapter of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) descended into chaos after thugs allegedly sponsored by a faction of the body invaded the venue of the election.

The much-advertised election was holding at the Michael Okpara square before the thugs stormed the venue with dangerous weapons and upturned the ballot boxes where many members suffered serious injuries.

Among those who sustained injuries was the NMA chairman in the state, Dr. Ike Okwesili were thoroughly beaten.

In a viral video, the thugs, numbering over thirty, destroyed chairs, tables, and canopies among other objects being used for the election.

According to Guardian, trouble had started by the alleged insistence of some resident doctors drawn from the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUT), Parklane, to participate in the exercise against rules barring them from doing so by their failure to update their membership financially.

The Okwesili led executive was said to have insisted that the rules must be followed in the election. The affected members were said to have regrouped when the election had gone midway and began to destroy things with their hired thugs.

Short URL: http://newnigerianpolitics.com/?p=57006

Posted by on Aug 7 2020. Filed under Headlines, Health, Medical Professionals. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Biafra doesn’t need your investment, IPOB replies Miyetti Allah

Headlines

Why North lost its industries, wealth – Sanusi, others

Categories

Gov. Obaseki re-elected as Edo governor – shames Oshiomole

Browse Corruption Politics

Featuring Top 3/189 of Corruption Politics

Browse National Politics

Featuring Top 5/1017 of National Politics

Obasanjo is ”Nigeria’s Divider-in-Chief” – Presidency

Browse NNP Columnists

Featuring Top 10/1419 of NNP Columnists

IG: Politicians arming thugs ahead of Edo, Ondo Gov Polls

Advertisements

--

FEATURED VIDEOS

CBN’s Battle to Safeguard the Naira

ARCHIVES

August 2020
S M T W T F S
« Jul   Sep »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

© 2020 New Nigerian Politics. All Rights Reserved. Log in - Designed by Gabfire Themes