Irate Youths Disrupt APC Rally In Funtua

Sen. Abu Ibrahim (APC Katsina south) and Alhaji
Amiru Tukur (APC Katsina), member representing
Bakori/Danja Federal constituency narrowly
escaped mob action at a political event organised
by Katsina state chapter of All Progressives
Congress (APC) on Saturday in Funtua. It took combined teams of security personnel to
rescue notable politicians including the governors’
entourage . Some vehicles in the entourage of the governor
were smashed by irate youths while tear-gas was
used to disperse the crowds by the security
personnel. The event was part of APC rally where the ruling
party was accepting those defectng from Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressive Grand
Alliance (APGA) and Peoples Democratic
Movement (PDM) among others but it ended
abruptly. The irate youths were chanting “”Bamaso Abu
Ibrahim’’ and throwing stones and shoes at
dignitaries and entertainers invited to perform at
the event. Amiru Tukur sustained injury while Abu Ibrahim,
along with some of his aides and supporters, who
were trying to rescue the senator, were also
assaulted. Speaking earlier at the event, Gov. Masari urged
all party members to promote the party’s
manifesto. The governor reiterated his administration’s
commitment to give proactive leadership that
would turn around things for the better in the
state. He said that the government would ensure
increased investments in education, health, water
supply, agriculture among other areas. In his remark, the Katsina state chairman of APC,
Alhaji Shitu Shitu, said thousands of people were
trooping to the party based on its achievements,
adding that similar rally was organised in Dutsi
local government for Katsina North senatorial zone
recently. He assured the new members of fair treatment in
the party affairs. Speaking on behalf of those who defected former
chairman of Malumfashi local government area,
Alhaji Mansur Banki, said he led more than 5,000
persons to join APC from PDP because of good
programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari and
Gov. Aminu Masari.

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