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Senator Gershom Bassey attacked by thugs hospitalised

Sen. Gershom Bassey after the attack

Emmanuel Unah

Senator Gershom Bassey, the Senator representing the southern Senatorial district of Cross River State was on Wednesday evening attacked by thugs allegedely sent by his opponent, Ntufam Ekpo Okon leaving with serious injuries .

Senator Gershom Bassey who went to  Transcorps hotel Calabar where members of the electoral panel are camped to meet Ekpo Okon to resolve the stalemate over the primary election  for the Senate primary in the district was inflicted serious blows by thugs who filled the room.

The attacked which was witnessed by many people  who were  in the room was also extended to Mr Femi a member of the electoral committee  which  left him with a bleeding nose while other members  of the panel had their clothes thorn.

Senator Gershom who is receiving treatment in an unknown location  told our reporter on phone that he was under severe pains following the attack.

“My car was driven by Ekpo to the police station and left there and when I went to meet him in the hotel to discuss on how the election can take place, I was attacked and wounded. I am now in hospital",  he said

Our reporter’s  effort to get the reaction of Ekpo Okon who was a  former chairman of the PDP in the state was fruitless.
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