Thugs suspected to be members of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) on Tuesday, attacked the convoy of Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed in Kaiama, Kaiama Local Government Area of the state, The Nation reports.
The governor was in the town to inspect the ongoing for the reconstruction work on the Kaiama-Kishi Road and to preside over the inauguration of the remodeled general hospital in the community.
The thugs wielded campaign posters of President Goodluck Jonathan and souvenirs of PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu. They laid siege for the governor’s convoy at their party’s secretariat beside the Emir of Kaiama’s palace.
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The governor was visiting the Emir of Kaiama’s palace as he was billed to be turbaned as the ‘Jarman’ Kaiama. The thugs hurled abusive words at the governor’s convoy as they drove into the Emir’s palace.
The governor’s security details were said to have intervened to prevent the situation from snowballing into violence. Policemen attached to the governor’s convoy fired teargas canisters into the air to disperse the thugs.
Former Governor and Senator representing Kwara Central in the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki was in company of Governor Ahmed during the incident.
Kwara state police command confirmed the incident through its spokesperson, Ajayi Okasanmi. Although Okasanmi said he doesn’t have the full details on the incident, he said:“I am sure some people would have been arrested.”
Governor Ahmed reportedly lodged a complaint yesterday with Police Commissioner Salihu Garba on the attack.