APC chairman escapes mob attack

APC members at rally

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Katsina, Shittu Shittu, escaped a mob attack on Thursday.

Mr. Shittu was rescued by security operatives from the mob who attacked him after some people decamped to the party, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The mob, believed to be supporters of a politician who defected to the party on Thursday, were said to be angry at the chairman’s remarks at the occasion.

Bature Masari and hundreds of his supporters earlier decamped to the APC from the opposition PDP.

In his speech at the occasion held at the Government House, Katsina, Mr. Shittu expressed doubt about the genuineness of the defectors.

“I did not know Masari very well; I knew you campaigned against us when we were in the struggle in 2015. I hope you have not come here to deceive us and then go away,” he said.

Earlier Mr. Masari, a former Director-General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency, SMEDAN, and hundreds of his supporters defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr. Masari, a nephew to Governor Aminu Masari, served as campaign Director-General of the PDP gubernatorial candidate, Musa Nashuni, in the 2015 election.

Mr. Masari and hundreds of his supporters were received by Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari at the Government House Katsina on Thursday.

Speaking while receiving the defectors, Governor Masari said that he would remain a father to people of the state irrespective of their political affiliation or religious differences.

He said the defection of his nephew and his supporters was a victory to APC in the state and urged them to ensure the victory of the party in 2019.

In his remarks, Mr. Masari said that they decided to join APC because of the quality leadership being offered by the governor.

He assured that they were ready to build the party and ensure its victory in 2019 general elections.


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  • Rommel

    The man was just casting aspersions on Atiku and his goons, I like him though for his very direct approach to vexacious issues of political harlotry in Nigeria.

    • Usher


      • Bade Arogundade


        Premium Times should come to Lagos Island and see the mess this
        Buhari government has caused. Almost all the youths on Lagos Island now carry
        pistols around. They shoot anybody. They rob and they injure. Family units have
        broken down completely. Half the women on Lagos Island are believed to be into
        part-time prostitution to pay increasing costs of living. Violent street gangs
        have taken over Lagos Island despite ongoing 24-hour Police patrol to calm
        things down. No job for the youths again. Tens of them are doing anything
        illegal just to survive. They even forge documents and they dupe and steal. By
        the Apongbon end of Lagos Island it is now passers beware. Windscreens of
        passing cars are smashed to pieces by the armed youths who now live by plundering
        motorists’ pockets. Since 1960 when Nigeria became independent Lagos Island was
        never this rotten and violent like a free-for-all-jungle of wild beasts.

        • Tickle

          “Since 1960 when Nigeria became independent Lagos Island was never this rotten and violent like a free-for-all-jungle of wild beasts”


  • thusspokez

    “I did not know Masari very well; I knew you campaigned against us when we were in the struggle in 2015. I hope you have not come here to deceive us and then go away,” he said.

    Political promiscuity is a big problem in Nigeria and yet, like most Nigerian problems, Nigerians can’t think of possible solution. For example:

    [1] If you hold an elected office, you should resign at once; and INEC should arrange a new election to fill the vacant post.
    [2] You should not be able to contest election for political office on your new party’s platform for at least, a year.
    [3] You should produce a valid affidavit to confirm your decampment.

    • Tickle

      Oga, I dare disagree with your postulation of Political Promiscuity. Ashawo(ism) get purpose na. If no purpose why then dem say Flesh Ashawo na the oldest profession? It serves some needs now, so also Political Ashawo (Promiscuity). Therefore, e go still dey!!!!!

  • Alex

    Dont understand the need to those thieves always comes out to tell us they have switched from the club they are playing for to another club like premier league football players?who cares if you switch or not?they cant take my voting card with them .

  • Jc. Pearce


    Bola Tinubu and risk of mob action in Yorubaland

    The Yoruba people watch in horror as President Buhari runs roughshod
    over Yorubaland; destroying commerce along the way; and fostering mass
    unemployment with his hare-brained policies of currency devaluation and
    62% fuel price increase to deepen poverty across Yorubaland where of late,
    Buhari’s Fulani kinsmen from the northern region invade to kill, to maim and
    to injure – like bandits intent on stealing 10,000 hectares of land in each of
    the six states in Yorubaland.

    Over agsinst Buhari’s depredations and Fulani Islamist Jihad in Yorubaland,
    Bola Tinubu has kept mum like a house slave who has been bought and sold. The same Bola Tinubu was ranked co-equal as national leader with Buhari at formation of 0 APC party, but he is now an errand boy for Buhari who two days ago sent Tinubu on another fool’s errand to reconcile aggrieved APC party members. The irony was not lost to the public. For Bola Tinubu was first to remove the ribbon of party leader hung on his neck and cut it into pieces two years ago when the coin dropped that he has no say in APC party affairs
    or in the APC federal government under President Buhari.

    As the most aggrieved for the humiliating treatment he’s got, Bola Tinubu will firstly have to face a big mirror and reconcile himself with the image the mirror reflects. It is only after that he can step out of his house to attempt reconciling violently aggrieved APC party members across the country. Yet, for all that; Bola Tinubu gets no sympathy from the Yoruba people who are limbering up across party lines to vote against Buhari at next year’s election for the untold suffering that Buhari’s ignorance and incompetence have wrought on their land.

    • Powerlessconscious

      Bifraud. Yorubas have a very good culture. One of the best in the world. Elders are respected. Obj should have been mobbed if elders are not respected. So keep your dirty writeup. I stand with pmb. God bless baba.

    • Dan fulani

      Just because your hopeless biafraud could not be actualize, you think other tribes should have same fate. Why can’t you people focus on locating your fraudulent supreme leader? May amadiora struck all you ifrogs wanting biafraud.

    • Musa M. Dantsoho

      Let it get to your sense that Yorubas would never act foolishly or stupidly like those now complaining of marginalization and nepotism. In terms of politics, they are most cohesive and focused in the country. It is very easy to confirm this from their political history.

    • Andy Ojo

      For God sake how can Premium Times seen by many Nigeria’s a leading and objective online newspaper publish this type of trash as comment?
      This is quite disappointing.
      It tell much about the level of disharmony Premium Times is joining others to cause the Nation.
      This is complete hate speech and it. is useless. It is a misrepresentation of the Yoruba nation as the contents are nothing but concorted and fabricated tissues of lies from the pit of hell.