By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
Hoodlums suspected to be political thugs on Monday, have set ablaze the campaign office of the Kogi State Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate Murtala Yakubu Ajaka.
The office located at John Holt road, beside HABSO PETROLEUM LTD, Lokoja, was burnt in the late hours of Monday around 1am.
According to reports, some residents were able to put off the inferno which destroyed valuables, including important documents.
The armed thugs, who also set some vehicles parked inside the secretariat on fire before attacking security men stationed at the premises.
The deputy governorship candidate of the SDP, Hon. Sam Ranti Abenemi, while addressing reporters after the incident, accused members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of being responsible.
According to him, one of the state governor’s Senior Special Advisers spearheaded the burning of the campaign office.
He said, “The hoodlums came in large numbers and set all the properties in the office on fire including generators computers, campaign materials and televisions.”
“SDP and its Governorship candidate remain popular and everything legal will be done to stop this uncivilized attitude.
“Let me use this medium to call on all our supporters to remain calm,” Abenemi stressed.
Recall that just few weeks ago, same
campaign office was vandalized by thugs. Windows broken, while other items like Air Conditioners were reportedly carted away by the thugs.
Below are some pictures of the burnt part of the campaign office: