Leader and founder of the All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga, has been assaulted by a batik Tie and Dye producer at his residence in his hometown Bawku.

The 2012 presidential candidate of the People's National Congress (PNC) Hassan Ayariga who confirmed the attack on him by Adams Awal on Monday said he had reported the incident to the Bawku Divisional police command for action.

Hassan Ayariga indicated that his attacker suddenly appeared in his house and begun questioning him on why he left the People’s National Congress (PNC) to form his own political party, the APC.

Mr Ayariga said he ignored Awal’s questions, but Awal held him from behind and when he tried to free himself from Awal, the attacker slapped him from behind which landed him to the ground.

He further told the GNA that he fell from the blow to his face and managed to escape, where he raised an alarm which attracted neighbours to his rescue.

Mr Ayariga said he immediately called at the Bawku police station and reported the assault case against Awal who was arrested and currently detained by the police in Bawku.

The Police are however yet to give details of the alleged attack.