ABUJA: THE ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) raised concern at the destruction of its property in Taraba State despite a commitment by the contestants of the upcoming elections to ensure a violence-free poll.
This follows rampaging youth suspected to be members of All Progressives Congress (APC) attacking the PDP’s e Secretariat in the state and destroying several vehicles.
The youths which according some to the security personnel keeping vigil at the Secretariat located along Barde Way, stormed the premises when President Goodluck Jonathan and his entourage were busy campaigning at the stadium located at the outskirt of Jalingo metropolis on Wednesday.
Security personnel who spoke to journalists said the youth numbering 100 took them by surprise thereby destroying over ten vehicles belonging to the staff of the party. This publication established that heavily armed security personnel had taken over the premises of the secretariat.
Confirming the report, Public Relations Officer of the party, Napoleon Adamu, felt sad that in spite of the Abuja Accord signed by all the candidates contesting the presidency, some “disgruntled elements” of some political parties can still go as far as attacking members of the ruling party.
He alleged the attackers were members of the opposition party (APC), adding that the attack was carried out they were at the stadium for the presidential rally.
Adamu said the party was relieved no life was lost in the attack but admonished the teeming supporters of the party not to take the law into their hands as security operatives would soon fish out perpetrators of this act.
When contacted, Chairman of APC, Alhaji Hassan Jika Ardo, denied any involvement of their supporters in the attack.
“We are just coming into Jalingo from our campaign. Our supporters are peace loving people and we don’t go about with thugs,” he said.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY