NMA Elections Enugu State Branch Turns Bloody As Contestants Attack Each Other With Axe, Bottles And Machetes.
The chairmanship election of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Enugu State branch held today ended in a disaster as members engaged in a free for all fight following allegations of manipulations in favour of a particular candidate by the outgoing leadership.
According to our reporter who monitored the election he said trouble started when some members of the association felt that their candidate is being rigged out of the election and decided to cause crisis.
A contestant Dr Onyia, a resident in Parklane hospital Enugu sustained deep machete cuts around the head and arms even as the police and other security personel were on ground to maintain peace and orderliness.
Recall that similar incident took place a month ago in Akwa Ibom during the NMA election in Uyo the Akwaibom state capital.
Members of the NMA who spoke with the News Gazette Online after the botched election condemned the violence describing it as barbaric and unbefitting of the noble profession.
(The News Gazette Online)