Many party supporters and journalists on Sunday sustained injuries as thugs invaded the secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, when party leaders were addressing the press.
Present at the conference were two senators Shehu Sani and Suleiman Hunkuyi, members of House of Representatives, Sani Suleiman, Isa Ashiru, Haruna Saeed and other politicians from all the three zones.
Commenting on the matter, a senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, said: “In Kaduna city, at the NUJ state secretariat today, we held a press conference against attempt by the Governor of Kaduna state and his minions to hijack and destroy the party in the state.
“The governor wanted to write names of his boys and send to Abuja as “delegates” for the Party convention.
“Our position is that delegates must be elected and not selected in line with the party’s guidelines for congresses.
“Sponsored armed thugs invaded the venue aided by a police officer; they damaged vehicles and attacked innocent persons.
“They injured a journalist leaving him in the pool of his blood. Present in the press conference was Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, Members of House of reps, Hon Sani Suleiman, Hon Isa Ashiru, Hon Haruna Saeed and other politicians from all the three zones.
“Our position is unambiguous. We will not tolerate sadism or fascism in our party. Those afraid of elections deserve no place in a democracy. The struggle is our familiar terrain.”