Kogi hoodlums vandalise SDP office
Hoodlums have reporyedly vandalised the Kogi head office of Social Democratic Party located on Paparanda Round about Lokoja.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the party’s secretariat was vandalised and some materials burnt down around 10.15 a.m on Sunday with no report of death.
The SDP Deputy Governorship Candidate, Sam Abenemi while confirmung the incident to newsmen on Sunday in Lokoja, described the act as “wicked, shocking and uncalled for”.
Abenemi stressed that he was shocked and worried over the dimension electioneering campaign for Nov. 11, 2023 governorship election in the state was taking.
“All what campaign is in my understanding is canvassing for votes, but the dimensions the race is taking to is scaring and very unfortunate.
“Just this morning around 10.15 a.m. some hoodlums, whom we suspected were sponsored, stormed our party office in Lokoja, vandalised it and set some materials ablaze.
“This act is very wicked, shocking and uncalled for. This is not how politics is played in a democratic country like ours, ” he said.
Abenemi said, “this evil and wicked act is aimed at scaring us from taking part in the governorship election, but we won’t be deterred”.
He then called on the people of the state to ensure they participate fully during the forthcoming gubernatorial election, to decide who they want to govern, and not for anyone to force an unpopular person on them.
Abenemi, however, urged the security operatives to investigate the heinous act and ensure the perpetrators were made to face the wrath of law.
When contacted, the State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Williams Ovye-Aya confirmed the incident, noting that no arrest had been made.
“We got the report about the vandalism of the campaign secretariat of SDP and we are investigating the incident to bring the hoodlums to book.
“As it is now, there’s no arrest, ” Ovye-Aya said.