Suspected hoodlums on Wednesday pelted the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso, with sachets of water while on a visit to Kogi State.
The former Kano State Governor and leader of ‘Kwakwansiya’ political movement who was in Kogi to commission his campaign office in Lokoja, the State capital was humiliated by hoodlums.
They reportedly booed and accused him of not turning up early for the event. Kwankwaso was in Lokoja, the state capital to inaugurate the party’s secretariat and his campaign offices.
When he arrived in long motorcade at his Campaign Office, beside Dave Mercy Pharmacy on Government House Road, the weary and disgruntled party supporters became unruly.
They started shouting and throwing sachets of water at the guests.
On getting to a popular hotel where he was meant to address his supporters, suspected hoodlums invaded the venue and started throwing sachets of water at the candidate.
His security details eventually dispersed the hoodlums and brought the situation under control.
Kwankwaso had earlier visited Ogbonicha, the country home of late Abubakar Audu, where a similar scenario played out.
He was accused of trying to hide under the canopy of the late ex-governor to woo supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A media aide of the presidential candidate, who identified himself as Musa Yunusa, described the action of the supporters as normal in politics, describing Kogi as home to Kwankwaso.
He argued that the action of the thugs were not a true reflection of his principal’s popularity in the state.