No fewer than 50 thugs allegedly loyal to the incumbent rector of Kogi state polytechnic, Mr Isah Mohammed has invaded the main campus of the institution in Lokoja.
It was gathered that the thugs invaded that institution early hours of Monday and prevented the Governing Council from sitting.
The Council who later moved to an undisclosed venue for their meeting invited the men of the Nigerian Police force to dislodge the invaders who were armed with dangerous weapons and took positions at strategic locations chanting war songs.
The thugs numbering over 50 who were believed to be hired from the central senatorial district of the state who were allegedly on the order of the rector to prevent the Governing Council from taking actions against his reappointment bid.
It was also learned that the Governing Council who have been inundated with a plethora of complaints against his candidature may have foreclosed his reappointment and was to use the meeting to advertise for his replacement even as his first tenure expired this week.
According to an impeccable source, the rector who had been accused of incompetence and highhandedness had been using students and stooge within the School to organize protests and even endorsed his eligibility on a paid radio advertisement.
However, the Public Relations officer of the School, Luke Tijani who confirmed the development said the tension was as a result of the expiration of the tenure of the rector Isah Mohammed.