Lokoja – Elements suspected to be sponsored political thugs have again in Lokoja set ablaze a part of the campaign office of the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the November 11 governorship election, Alhaji Muritala Ajaka.
The office located in Kpata area of Lokoja, the state capital was set ablaze in the early hours of Monday, July 24, 2023.
The thugs said to be heavily armed carried out the dastardly act at around 12am of Monday .
They set the office building on fire and later gained entrance into the main office where they destroyed valuable office items, including computers, tables, chairs, television sets and important documents aming others.
This is the second time this month that the office will be attacked by suspected political thugs.
Reacting, the Deputy Governorship candidate of the SDP in the voming election, Hon. Ranti Abenemi, while addressing journalists on the incident accused supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind the attack on his party’s campaign office.
Abenemi insisted that one of the Senior Special Advisers to the state governor led the thugs to burn the the SDP office building
“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,” he said.
Abenemi called on SDP supporters to remain calm and law abiding.