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UNBELIEVABLE NEWS: President Jonathan stoned in Katsina (Details)

Unidentified political thugs on Tuesday
attacked the convoy of President Goodluck
Jonathan in Katsina state during the
continuation of his re-election
campaign. The presidential candidate of the All
Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu
Buhari (retd.), is from the state.

Trouble started when Jonathan, accompanied by
Vice President Namadi Sambo; National Chairman
of the PDP, Alhaji Adamu Muazu; and Governor
Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State among others,
decided to pay a courtesy visit to the late
President Umoru Yar’Adua’s mother, Hajiya

As the President and members of his entourage
made their way into the Yar’Adua Quarters, the
brooms-wielding youths, who were suspected to
be members of the APC, chanting “Sai Buhari,”
surged forward.
Security agents had a hectic time dispersing the

The youths regrouped and again moved to attack
the President’s convoy as he was ready to leave
the residence after the visit.
Security agents fired tear gas canisters to disperse
the youths to allow vehicles in the convoy speed

As the presidential delegation made their way
towards the Katsina Airport, the youths hurled
stones at the convoy.
No case of injury was however reported.

While addressing a rally earlier at the National
Youth Service Corps Orientation Camp in the state
capital, Jonathan had attributed his Presidency to
the late President, who, he said, chose him as the
Vice President in 2007.
For this reason, the President promised to always
meet the needs of the people of the state before
they ask.

“But for you, I would not have been here today.
It was your own son that brought me as his
deputy. Anything that you want from me, we
will do it without you asking for it.” he said.

He listed some of the achievements of his
administration to include the establishment of a
federal university and establishment of Almajiri
schools among others.
On security situation in parts of the country,
Jonathan said, “We have challenges like many
other countries in the world but we are still
managing because of our focus. We will get
through our challenges because we are working
hard and you know it.”
Jonathan asked them to vote for him and Sambo
to enable them to continue to work for the peace
and progress of the state.
Earlier, while on a courtesy call on the Emir of
Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumuni Usman, Jonathan
recalled that his political odyssey at the centre
started in Katsina when he became vice president
to the late Yar’Adua.

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