Hundreds of All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters in Zamafra State, Thursday protested against the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.
They stormed the state secretariat in Gusau, the state capital.
The demonstrators declared that Oshiomhole was behind the crisis in the party chapter.
Governor Abdul-Aziz Yari had on several occasions accused Oshiomhole of impunity and causing disaffection in the party.
On October 10, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) stated that APC was not eligible to field candidates for Governorship, National Assembly and State Assembly positions in Zamfara in the 2019 elections.
The commission in a letter signed by Okechukwu Ndeche, its acting Secretary, said the APC was not qualified to field candidates because it failed to conduct primaries in Zamfara within the stipulated time-frame.
However, Oshiomhole insisted that the party held primaries in Zamfara.
On Wednesday, Lanre Onilu, the APC National Publicity Secretary, told newsmen in Abuja that the party would partake in the elections.
“We submitted list of candidates for legislative elections in Zamfara state, if INEC did not take it, it is a different thing. We have a right to submit and INEC has the legal responsibility to receive.
“INEC cannot disqualify candidates we all know that. We have said clearly that whatever claim INEC is making is not correct and it is not a true representation of what happened”, Onilu said.