The Yobe government says it is dismayed by the allegation that some persons attacked it’s governor, Mai Mala Buni at a campaign rally, held in Gushua, Bade LGA of the state.
According to the allegers, the purported attack took place during the All Progressives Congress (APC) zonal rally, which equally had the president of senate, Ahmad Lawan, attending.
Denying the said attack, Mamman Mohammed, the director of publicity, APC campaign council in Yobe, said that no such occurrence was recorded at the rally.
The only incident that took place at the rally, he said, was about the safety of a podium and a “disagreement” between support groups.
He said, “We read with dismay media reports making the rounds that some party stalwarts were stoned at a rally in Gashua, Yobe state.
“We have found it necessary to respond to the false, alarming and precarious report to avoid misleading the general public.
“The rally witnessed a very large crowd ever seen in the political history of Gashua Town. The tumultuous crowd was out to welcome the senate president, Ahmad Lawan, Governor Buni, and members of the campaign council.
“Governor Buni walked freely through the crowd acknowledging cheers from the supporters as he walked to the podium.
“When it became obvious the the podium was threatening to collapse with an overwhelming crowd, the director general of the APC campaign council, Sen. Muhammad Hassan, stopped all speeches after the senate president.
“He therefore ordered everyone to get down from the podium for safety before it collapses.
“The rally continued with dances and until all the dignitaries left, there was no breach of security and no one was attacked.
“It was gathered that much later, when the Governor and members of the Campaign Council had departed Gashua, two supporting groups were engaged in disagreements with threats to each other but never degenerated to attack.
“The publishers of the fake news only engaged in a futile attempt to create an impression of a bad relationship between the people of Gashua and the APC government in Yobe state.”