By Abdulmumin Giwa
One journalist is left injured with several vehicles, Cameras and sound recorders damaged by thugs led by a Police Officer when they attacked a Press Conference by some APC stalwarts in opposition with the state Governor Nasiru El-rufai.
The incident which took place today at the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Center in Kaduna followed a display of discontent by aggrieved APC Senators, Reps in the state and other party members over Governor El-Rufai’s plot to short-list names of delegates not elected and submit to the national body in contravention with the party rules.
Present when the incident took place were Senator Shehu Sani, representing the Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone, Senator Sulaiman Hunkuyi, representing Kaduna North Senatorial Zone and Members of the House of Representative that include Hon Sani Suleiman, Hon Isa Ashiru and Hon Haruna Saeed.
Senator Sani confirmed the incidence to newsmen where he saying “In Kaduna city, at the NUJ state secretariat today, we held a Press Conference against attempt by the Governor of Kaduna state and his minions to hijack and destroy the party in the state.”
He added “The Governor wanted to write names of his boys and send to Abuja as delegates for the Party Convention.”
The Senator also added that they would not accept anything short of following the regulations stipulated by the party.
“Our position is that delegates must be elected and not selected in line with the party’s guidelines for congresses.”
He further stated that sponsored thugs led by police officer clampdown on them during the event pointing accusing fingers at the state government “Sponsored armed thugs invaded the venue aided by a police officer; they damaged vehicles and attacked innocent persons” He said.
Senator Sani added, “they injured a journalist leaving him in the pool of his blood.”
Currently the political tension in the state is worsening as the Governor and his men on the one hand are in a political rattle and clatter with APC leaders and politicians on the other hand.
Meanwhile there is no statement on the matter from the state government and the Police.
By Abdulmumin Giwa