Senator Shehu Sani has confirmed Sunday’s attack on him and his colleague, Suleiman Hunkuyi.
The duo, among others, including Rep members, were attacked by thugs in Kaduna.
Sani, in a statement on his Facebook page, said a police officer led the attack.
He wrote: “The invasion of the Kaduna NUJ secretariat by sponsored armed thugs during our press conference was an attempt to kill us in order to silence us. The attack was aided by a police DPO.
”In Kaduna city, at the NUJ state secretariat today, we held a PRESS conference against attempt by the Governor of Kaduna state and his minions to hijack and destroy the party in the state.
”The Governor wanted to write names of his boys and send to Abuja as ‘delegates’ for the Party convention. Our position is that delegates must be elected and not selected in line with the party’s guidelines for congresses.
”Sponsored armed thugs invaded the venue aided by a police officer. They damaged vehicles and attacked innocent persons.They injured a journalist leaving him in the pool of his blood.
“Present at the press conference were Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, members of House of reps, Hon Sani Suleiman, Hon Isa Ashiru, Hon Haruna Saeed and other politicians from all the three zones.
“Our position is unambiguous, we will not tolerate sadism or fascism in our party. Those afraid of elections deserve no place in a democracy. The struggle is our familiar terrain”.