At the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) meeting for the Enugu West zone in Enugu State, a senatorial candidate, other politicians, and a PDP zonal deputy chairman were escorted from the room.
Youths began to voice their unhappiness at the insufficient mobilization funding provided to them during the monthly meeting, which was taking place at the Awgu party headquarters of the senatorial district.
The conference was being presided over by Chief Okey Ozoani, the party’s zonal vice chairman, when a delegate from the youth organization protested that the youths in each local government only receive N100,000 in mobilization monies.
This, he explained, means that after the money is distributed among the young people in each ward, each person receives roughly N5,000.
The youth representative asked what they are to do with such a meager sum.
He and other youths then angrily chased the Zonal vice chairman and other politicians away from the high table and out of the venue.
A party official said: “What happened was that the zonal chairman had been trampling on people; he would treat people as if they didn’t matter.
“Last month, the zone was given about N1.7m but he ended up giving each of the five local government chapters N100, 000 and N20, 000 each to some of his men. So, he shared about N700, 000 and pocketed N1millon.
“That was what happened. The people are tired of his antics and they expressed it.”