Kogi Election: Hoodlums Attack SDP Campaign Office, Destroy Properties

The campaign office of the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), in Kogi State, Alhaji Murtala Yakubu Ajaka, has been attacked by suspected hoodlums.

The incident happened in Lokoja in the early hours of Sunday, July 9.

The hoodlums stormed the party’s campaign secretariat, set aflame a billboard bearing the picture of President Tinubu and Murtala Ajaka, and smashed the office’s glass windows.

Politics Nigeria gathered that a group of individuals reportedly invaded the campaign office, located along Paparanda Kpata market, and instructed guards to remove the picture of President Bola Tinubu since he is not a member of the party.

Ajaka previously donated the office as the presidential campaign secretariat for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate in the 2023 election.

The building was later converted into the SDP governorship campaign office when the gubernatorial race began.

Ajaka, who is the SDP governorship candidate, was a former APC deputy publicity secretary before resigning from the position.

Chief Sam Ranti Abenemi, SDP’s deputy governorship candidate, confirmed the incident and described it as unfortunate and unwarranted.

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