Thugs Destroy SDP Secretariat In Kogi, Set Banners Ablaze

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By Abubakar S. H

Suspected political thugs, on Sunday, allegedly attacked and destroyed the Secretariat of the Social Democratic Party in Lokoja, the state headquarter of Kogi State.

The attacked Secretariat, information has it that it was previously used for Tinubu/Shetima Campaign office before the defection of Murtala Ajaka the Governorship Candidate to SDP.

The Deputy Governorship candidate of SDP, Chief Sam Ranti Abenemi who visited the scene said some hoodlums has earlier visited the SDP Secretariat threatening to attack the office, if they refuse to pull down President Bola Tinubu’s banner.

He further said the armed youths came to the Secretariat this morning to destroy the building, a source close to the office told us the armed thugs came with axe and machetes stormed the facility and started bringing down the banners

“ As you can see, we are here and saw that it was true. The glasses were shattered and all Ajaka and Tinubu pictures were burnt”, he said.

The governorship candidate of SDP, Muritala Yakubu Ajaka also confirmed the incident, saying in a statement that the attack, like previous ones and threats to life and property, would not deter him from going ahead with his campaigns.

In the statement signed by his spokesman, Adejoh-Audu Faruk on Sunday, Ajaka was determined to achieve his quest to become the state governor come November 2023.

“The SDP secretariat was destroyed in the early hours of today by suspected political thugs”, the statement said.

Ajaka, therefore, called on the state Commissioner of Police and other security agencies to investigate the incident, and bring an end to escalating violence in the state.

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