Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State, on Thursday, engaged in a free-for-all with ushers over cooked rice at a campaign ground in Asaba, the state capital.
The supporters, who were at the campaign ground around 10:00 am waiting for the state governor and vice presidential candidate of the party, Ifeanyi Okowa, as well as the governorship candidate, Sheriff Oborevwori, started struggling in a bid to get food which was packaged in a polythene bag.
They were denied as the ushers were allegedly concerned about catering to the dignitaries only.
It was gathered that the situation led to a fight between the ushers and the supporters as the bags of cooked rice were torn into pieces.
The development drew the attention of dignitaries and interrupted the governorship candidate who was making his speech.
Addressing the supporters after calming the situation, Okowa blamed the All Progressives Congress for inflicting hunger in the land.
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 a 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.