Suspected political thugs, on Tuesday, April 19, reportedly attacked Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, in Abia state.
According to Daily Sun, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Abia state had gone on a consultation meeting with the party’s stakeholders at Okpuala Ngwa, headquarters of Isiala Ngwa North council.
The newspaper cited sources as saying that shortly after the Senate minority leader started addressing the stakeholders, a man later identified as the deputy chairman of the council, Chuks Amaike attacked him.
The deputy chairman was alleged to have said unprintable things about the senator over his governorship ambition.
The sources added that the enraged deputy chairman was held by some stakeholders who pleaded with him to allow Abaribe to conclude his speech, but the council official was adamant.
Amid the chaotic scene, thugs who were said to have already been waiting in the wings, invaded the venue of the meeting and dispersed the people.
Attempts to confirm the incident from the Senate minority leader were not successful, Daily Sun stated, noting that his media aide, Uchenna Awom, was yet to respond to a text message sent to his phone.