Doctors At War As Enugu NMA Election Turns Bloody

The NMA local election of the Nigerian Medical Association Enugu Branch turned bloody yesterday.

According to the Guardian report, Some members of the association who gathered at the Michael Okpara square for the election suffered serious injuries from thugs who invaded the venue allegedly sponsored by a faction of the body.

The reports says The thugs, numbering over thirty, had stormed the venue with dangerous weapons while voting was going on and started destroying chairs, tables and canopies among other objects being used for the election.

They upturned the ballot boxes and pounced on members of the electoral committee leading to the doctors scampering to safety for fear of losing their lives.

The violence is a finale to the crisis that have rocked the association over time.

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In its report, The Punch said A faction of the state NMA had two weeks ago announced the suspension of the incumbent chairman, Dr. Ike Okwesili, for alleged gross misconduct and abuse of office.

They subsequently appointed one of the Deputy Vice-Chairman Enugu East, Dr Kinsley Ugwuonye, as acting chairman.

Many of the doctors are said to have sustained serious injuries including the chairman whose whereabout or state of health is unknown as at time of filing this report.

The Enugu NMA election is a shame to the noble professional .

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