Angry Constituents stone APC Reps Member in Taraba
Angry constituents Saturday stoned Hon Garba Hamman Julde, a member of the House of Reps representing Bali-Gassol Federal constituency of Taraba state.
Citing failed representation and abandonment of his constituents for more than two years, the constituents vent their anger after the lawmaker presented 11 motorcycles and one car to ward executives and local government chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bali LGA of the state.
An eye witness told reporters that the lawmaker escaped with minor bruises before he was whisked away by Policemen on duty at the venue of the event, which held in Central Primary School, Bali.
The eye witness, Musa Sandirde, said: “Trouble started after he ended his speech at the rostrum and was making way to present key of the motorcycles to the beneficiaries. There and then, some youths started chanting ‘ba mu so’ in Hausa while at the same time throwing sand, stones and sachets of pure water at him. Police then quickly intervened and moved him to safety,” he stated.
He added that the constituents expressed their displeasure at the manner of Julde’s representation and vowed to ensure he did not return to the parliament again in 2019.