Ex-National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Ahmadu Ali’s wife, Mrs. Mariam Ali (pictured in action) went berserk over seat yesterday at the Delta State secretariat of PDP in Asaba, slapping the state’s chairman of the party, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi in the process.
The Special Adviser on Intergovernmental Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan went for the jugular of Chief Nwaoboshi after she was refused a seat, she insisted on sitting on by the chairman.
She had earlier sat comfortably on the high table but was ordered to vacate the seat by security agents, who claimed that it was meant for the state’s deputy governor, Prof. Amos Utuama.
The displacement angered her, and she vented her anger on the chairman, who she believed hatched the embarrassment plot.
Eyewitnesses say Mrs. Ali grabbed Chief Nwaoboshi by the clothe, and slapped him repeatedly.
Investigation revealed that Mrs. Ali and Nwaoboshi hail from Delta North, and both have declared their ambitions to represent the senatorial district in the senate, succeeding Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, who is seeking the gubernatorial ticket of the party.
Nwaoboshi, who later spoke to journalists, said Mariam Ali was the aggressor.
“Despite the provocation, I did not retaliate, even when she slapped me twice and tore my dress to shreds. She could have been lynched if not for my intervention and that of security men and the elders of the party,” he said.
Nwaoboshi said Ali would be punished for her conduct. “The party leaders have decided to report her to the party executives of her local government and wards but the state executives would write a report to the National Executive of the party over the misdeeds of Ali,” he added.
It would be recalled that in July, 2011, Mrs Ali was alleged to have assaulted a management staff of the Abuja Municipal Management Council, one Mr. Yusuf.