Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna
Suspected thugs on Sunday disrupted a gathering of some stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress loyal to Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, representing the Kaduna North Senatorial District at the Senate.
The thugs, numbering over 10, stormed the NUT End Well Hotel in Kaduna at about 3:15pm, attacking anybody in sight, including those that lodged in the hotel.
Although no life was lost, five persons sustained injury and were rushed to the Barau Dikko Specialists Hospital in the state capital.
The thugs, wielding dangerous weapons, torched the main hall where they vandalised some property of the hotel, while party members and supporters jumped through the windows and other emergency exit points.
Security operatives shot into the air to dispersed the hoodlums, spotted brandishing their cutlasses on the road, leading to the hotel.
Earlier while addressing members of the party from the Kaduna central, Hunkuyi insisted that congress must hold at ward, local and state levels as against the alleged “planned selection of delegates through affirmation” in Kaduna State.
The lawmaker, who had earlier address a stakeholders meeting from the Southern Kaduna Senatorial District, noted that there was need for a change of guard at Kaduna government house in 2019.
The Senator said:”There are perfected plans against ensuring that congresses do not hold to elect delegates through election but to read out names to be affirmed as delegates by the government in power.
“For this reason this meeting has been conveyed to inform you of such plans and to inform you that my mind is already made to contest the position of governorship, come 2019.
“This meeting is also aimed at informing you, plans by the government not to allow Congresses where delegates will be elected but to bring out names written from government house to be affirmed as delegates.
“Don’t allow yourselves to be used and dumped again. Let’s join forces together to send packing this government of the state who has meted injustice to people and have no iota of regard to peoples right and feelings.” ENDS.