The election of the Enugu State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association turned bloody on Thursday.
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.
Some members of the association, who gathered at the Michael Okpara square for the Annual General Meeting and the election of new executive of the association for the next two years, were seriously injured by thugs who invaded the venue.
The thugs numbering over 30 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.