JUST IN: “There was no specific attack on my person or vehicle” – Senator Abu Ibrahim
Report coming trickling in now has it that Senator Abu Ibrahim who is representing Katsina South, has debunked reports making rounds particularly on the social media that he was attacked at the APC zonal rally where decampees from PDP were received to the APC fold in Funtua, Katsina State.
The Senator linked the said report to one of the decampees whom he said has been his long political rival and well known for use of political thugs, many of whom were present at the rally on Saturday.
KATSINA POST also get information that Senator Ibrahim, a fourth-term senator and also chairman of the Senate committee on Police Affairs confirmed however that in such a political gathering, it was expected to have all forms of persons, some chanting your praises while othersare bound to say otherwise, stressing however that there was no specific attack on his person orvehicle as carried on the social media.
Addressed newsmen Sunday at his Kaduna residence in reaction to social media reports, he said, “We were in Funtua to receive the over 5,000 decampees from the PDP and in such gathering you are bound to see different shapes of people with different political opinions and hearall manners.
Daily Trust gathered that the Senator said “I was called to speak and I spoke and there were people chanting ‘bama so’ meaning ‘we don’t want’ and several others were equally chanting ‘sai baba’ meaning ‘only Baba’.
“At the gathering I sighted somebody who has challenged me politically several times and has never won any election, and he is known for the use of political thugs, it was then I suspected something was wrong and shortly my attention was called to the fact that there are some youths with arms and advised to join the convoy of the Governor which i did at the end of the rally.
“But contrary to social media reports, nothing happened to me or any of my cars as reported and I know this is the handiwork of my political rival and some of those known for political thuggery in PDP who now claim to be members of the APC.