Mariam Nneamaka Ali, the wife of a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Ahmadu Ali, on Friday slapped the Delta State Chairman of the party, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi.
Ali slapped Nwaoboshi at the state secretariat of the party in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
Trouble, erupted when the chairman asked Ali to relocate from where she was seated for a meeting of the party’s stakeholders.
Ali was told that the seat she was occupying was meant for the state’s Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Utuama, who was also scheduled to be at the meeting.
Ali has contested for the seat in 2007 and 2011 but lost.
Ali was said to have lost her cool as a result of the belief that the powers that be are using Nwaoboshi, whom she considers as her “boy”, against her.
Her belief is that the state chairman of the party was being used to discredit her.
In the heat of the argument, she was said to have assaulted the party chairman before party loyalists pounced on her.
Reacting, Nwaoboshi it was his intervention and that of other party elders that saved Ali from being mobbed.