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I was not stoned at APC rally – Lawmaker

Mr. Amiru Tukur, a lawmaker representing Bakori/Danja Federal Constituency of Katsina State at the House of Representatives, on Tuesday said he was not among officials stoned at his party’s event though he was present at the event.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) organised a rally in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina last Saturday to formally welcome politicians who recently defected to APC from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP; the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA; the Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM; and other parties.

Reports from the News Agency of Nigeria said the arrival of some public officials annoyed some party members, who later stoned the convoy of the Katsina state’s governor Aminu Bello Masari. Mr. Tukur and Abu Ibrahim, the senator representing Katsina South were also attacked.

However, Mr. Tukur told PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday that he was not among dignitaries attacked on Saturday.

“I wasn’t attacked personally. Yes, some dignitaries were attacked at the event, but I was not involved,” he said.

“The incident happened in Funtua and I represent Bakori/Danja constituency so I see no reason why people from Funtua should attack me. For what?”

“I was seated long before the governor’s convoy arrived. I went there in a friend’s car and we left there in peace.

“I got to hear about the purported attack from relatives and friends who called to commiserate with me and I told them it was all rumours.”

“As you can see, I’m alright. It’s just the handiwork of mischief makers.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Solomon Obende
Solomon Obende is a graduate of Public Administration from the prestigious Ambrose Alli University who is passionate about communications for development. He is proficient in crafting effective social media strategies. He listens to Jimmy Cliff's songs daily.

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