Barely 24 hours after one his stooges placed an ad mocking late President Musa Yar?adua, President Goodluck Jonathan visited Katsina, hometown of his former boss.
The ad which generated negative reactions by Nigerians; home and abroad, was paid for by Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti state, in a bid to seek re-election for his ?boss?.
But, the consensus candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was not spared by indigenes of the state, as his convoy was stoned by hoodlums who were disappointed with the president and his allies.
Reports have it that unidentified political thugs on Tuesday attacked the convoy during the continuation of his re-election campaign.
This, Global Village Extra gathered, may not be unconnected to the fact that Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is also from the state.
According to a report by Punch, 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 Dada.
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 crowd.
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 off.
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.
Source: Global Village Extras