By Ukasha Ibrahim
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Alhaji Yakubu Ibrahim who is also the Director General of Dr Ali Pate governorship camping organization in Bauchi State has alleged that he was assaulted and humiliated by supporters of the incumbent governor Mohammed Abubakar for opposing the motion for the endorsement of Abubakar as the sole candidate of the party in 2019.
Addressing Journalists on friday, Ibrahim explained that the party convened a stake holders meeting on Thursday at government house where supporters of the incumbent governor made the endorsement.
He said he raised his hand up severally to express the view of his principal that they were not in support of the endorsement ‘because they want the party to present a flag bearer
through the conduct of direct primary election’ but was allegedly denied the right to do so by the state chairman of the party Uba Ahmed Nana who presided over the meeting.
According to him, after he was deprived of the freedom of expression, he stood up and talked being pointed by Nana but was confronted by some party stalwarts who strangled, beat him and push him out of the hall.
He said he had now instituted a suit in court against his humiliation with the party state chairman Uba Ahmed Nana and the Deputy Governor Audu Sule Katagum as defendants as he was assaulted in their presence.
” We are not against Mohammed Abubakar but we don’t want anybody to impose candidate on us in the state. Let the governorship candidate be produced through primary election. Why are they afraid of conducting primary election ” He decried.