Suspected thugs on Saturday attempted to disrupt a parallel congress organised by The Osun Progressives (TOP), a group within All Progressive Congress (APC) in Osun State.
The thugs had arrived the venue at about 1pm in black Jeep without number plates and shot sporadically into the air.
They were repelled by personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and no casualty was recorded as at the time of filing this report.
Reports also have it that the hoodlums later fled and the road has now been blocked, preventing vehicular movement.
Members of TOP had organised a separate congress at Ogo-Oluwa, opposite Ladsol pure water factory in Osogbo with the intention of their own state executives.
Reports as at press time indicates that former caretaker committee Secretary, Rasaq Salinsile has been elected as factional chairman of the party.