From AMEDU JOSEPH, Lokoja

As  fears grips electorate on how  Saturday’s governorship election will go, hoodlums suspected to be political thugs of a leading party in the state were said to have invaded the   state secretariat of the Social Democratic Party and razed it down.

According to an eye witness account, the incident was said to  have  occured at the  early  hours of Monday.

The SDP state secretariat which was said to have been vandalized  a couple of days ago is said to be located close to the APC state secretariat opposite the lokoja local government secretariat along Murtala way, lokoja.

At the earlier attack, it was learnt that the windows and doors of the Secretariat were shattered while banners, posters and other campaign materials at the Secretariat were  also destroyed.

Confirming the incident while speaking on phone with our correspondent, the state chairman of the party, Mouktar Atima pointed accusing fingers on the  ruling party who he alleged of” releasing their boys to unleash terror on   our party “

Atima  said the development was a confirmation of the several threats received  recently by the party’s candidate, Natasha Akpoti.

He said no amount of harassment and destruction  will deter the party and it’s Governorship candidate  from contesting and winning the Saturday election saying they  remain undaunted even as he appealed to party faithful not to be discouraged over the recent development.

In his reaction however, the spoke man of the APC campaign council, Kingsley Fanwo dispelled the allegation that the hoodlums that burnt down the party’s secretariat we’re sponsored by the ruling party.

According to him, the party and its candidate are currently busy campaigning round the state and “has no time for irrelevant issues’

When contacted, the state police commissioner, Hakeem Busari said the police were already aware of the destruction and stressed that investigations have already commenced to bring the culprits to book.

 

 

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