By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA. North-West, Nigeria – Member representing Igabi Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Honourable Abubakar Mamadi and a member representing Chikun Constituency in Kaduna State House of Assembly, Honourable Mike Yari were on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 whisk to safety from angry mob who accused them of diverting electoral materials for the Local Government Bye-election in Kujama and Kakau wards.
At this point, the combine team of Mobile policemen, Nigerian Army and Nigeria Civil Defence Corp brought out the lawmakers from their custody, shooting tear gas and live bullets in the air to scare the youth away and managed to whisk Honourables Mamadi and Yari to safety.
However, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Chikun Local Government, Barnabas Jatau said the lawmakers were assigned to monitor the peaceful and fair conduct of the election in the two wards and have nothing to do with snatching of ballot boxes.
But in a swift reaction, the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Local Government, Deacon Mai Wada informed the media that when his party’s team arrived at the secretariat they discovered that two ballot boxes were missing.
Earlier, Special Adviser to Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Political Affairs, Dr. Uba Sani was prevented from gaining access into the Local Government Secretariat by angry protesters.