Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State, on Sunday, said he did not hire thugs to attack the convoy of the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan.
Youths had yesterday pelted Alhassan, also known as Mama Taraba’s convoy with stones during Saturday’s Assembly bye- election in Takum area of the state.
Following the incident, the Governor was allegedly fingered as been behind the incident.
However, Ishaku, while speaking through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Bala Dan-Abu, distanced himself from the attack.
He described as malicious the claim that he sponsored thugs to attack Mama Taraba.
Dan-Abu said it was wrong and wicked to associate the governor with the attack.
He said, “The governor is from this place and if he wants people to attack Aisha, does he need to go and import them? Why does he have to go outside Takum to bring people for the attack?
“The governor is a democrat who believes in democracy.
“He believes in election as an instrument of recruitment and will never go to a ridiculous and dishonorable extent of frustrating the election.”