Hon. Garba Hamman Julde, a member representing Bali/Gass Federal Constituency in the lower Legislative Chamber, Taraba State was during the weekend attacked with stones by angry Constituent members allegedly for abandoning them for two years.
The Honorable was presenting 11 motorcycles and one car to the L.G. ward executives and local government chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bali Local Government Area when the incident occurred. He was, however, quickly whisked away by security operatives but not without sustaining some injuries in the attack.
An eyewitness said it all started after the Hon. ended his speech at the rostrum and was making his way to present the keys of the motorcycles to the beneficiaries. That was when some youths started chanting ‘ba mu so’ in Hausa, while at the same time throwing sand, stones and sachet water at him. Police then quickly intervened and moved him to safety.
One of the party executives in Bali L.G.A Ibrahim Daka said the Hon. completely abandoned the people that sent him to Abuja. For more than two years, he went missing, only for him to show up this weekend to say he was presenting 11 motorcycles and one car to ward and LGA party chairmen. “He did that because election is here and they are the people who will serve as delegates to elect party flagbearers again. But the people he abandoned turned against him and showed their anger.”