Kogi election: Hoodlums attack, burn down SDP party secretariat


– Suspected hoodlums attack a party secretariat in Lokoja, capital of Kogi state ahead of a governorship election –

The attack on the secretariat of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) is the second in just 24 hours –

The party earlier raised an alarm over suspected plans to attack its governorship candidate

Election violence has begun in Kogi ahead of the governorship election slated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for November 16, as some irate youths have razed down a party secretariat.

It was reveals that the hoodlums suspected to be political thugs attacked the secretariat of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Lokoja, the capital of the state early on Monday, November 11, burning down the building.

According to The Nation, the affected secretariat of the party is located close to the Lokoja local government secretariat. It was learnt that the attack was the second in 24 hours as suspected thugs earlier vandalised the doors and windows of the secretariat.

Also vandalised were banners, posters and some campaign materials in the earlier attack.

The attack is coming days after the party claimed that there were plans against the convoy of its governorship candidate, Natasha Akpoti.

It was earlier reported how the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) recently alleged that the threats of violence from the All Progressives Congress (APC) would not stop it from overrunning Governor Yahaya Bello and his party in all the senatorial zones of the state, including the Kogi Central in the November 16 governorship election.

The PDP said this in reaction to reported threats by Yahaya Bello and the APC to unleash violence and disrupt the party’s campaigns in Kogi Central senatorial zone.

Meanwhile, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has said he is working hard to ensure Bello’s victory at the election.

El-Rufai said he remains committed to the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the coming polls

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