The seating area for the dignitaries who attended the rally reportedly caved in causing injuries to some of them.
Confusion reigned supreme in Niger state today during a political rally organized by the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) when a podium on which VIPs were seated collapsed.
The rally took place at the Minna Trade Fair Complex today, September 13, 2014 and was organized to campaign for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan.
However, while the event was ongoing, the platform on which top government officials and chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were seated on suddenly caved in, Premium Times reports.
This caused panic in the arena and many of the attendees reportedly ran for their lives after the unfortunate incident.
According to reports, an unidentified number of people were injured and they have been taken to a hospital.
The Senator representing the Federal Capital Territory, Gabriel Aduda, reportedly said:
“Whatever happened here, the devil is a liar. No weapon fashioned against us and Jonathan shall succeed. What happened was because the crowd was too much.”
However, the event was said to have continued after alternative seating arrangements were made for the guests.