The Atiku Campaign Organisation, in Ondo State, has raised an alarm, over a midnight attack on its Campaign Office, in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
A Spokesman for the Organisation, Kayode Fasua, disclosed that some hoodlums who were armed and suspected to be working for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, invaded the Office of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, at Ijapo area of Akure.
“They arrived in the wee hours of the day, at a time the Security Guards in the Ijapo Akure area of our Office would have closed from duty, and descended on our Campaign Office”, Fasua said.
“Numbering about 10, and fully armed, they descended on our private Security Guard, beat him to a pulp, and then tied him with ropes.
“After that, they proceeded by dismantling the Atiku billboards, and then tearing all his posters.
“Not done, these agents of the devil went ahead to break window panes, and kept shouting, ‘where are those documents, where are those documents!’
“But having failed in their evil deed, they retreated, shooting sporadically.
“But this latest attack is taking the hate politics being perpetrated by those in power, to a ridiculous level, by attacking the Campaign Office in its little abode.”
Fasua called on Security Agents, to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators of the attack to book.
Meanwhile, the APC has swiftly denied the involvement of its members in the attack, on the Atiku Campaign Organisation Office, in Akure.
The Publicity Secretary of the party in the State, Alex Kalejaye, stated that the attack remained condemnable, but could not have been perpetrated by the APC supporters.
“We have done enough for the people of the State to be comfortable, ahead of the elections; and so, would not be involved in that kind of politics”, said Kalejaye.
“The APC supporters are cultured and decent, and would never be involved in the act of vandalism.”