The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that disruption of activities at its national secretariat Thursday was the merchination of the All Progressives Congress.
Gunshots are fired as the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, submitted his presidential nomination form to express his interest in the forthcoming general election.
According to PDP, the gunshot was the handiwork of the APC thug, urging its National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiohmole, to caution his party members.
The PDP said while it could understand that the APC had allegedly been distraught over the renewed surge of Nigerians to the repositioned opposition party, it alleged that the ruling party’s resort to banditry and violent attack on “our secretariat is a handshake taken beyond the elbow and will not be tolerated.”
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, stated this in a statement while reacting to the pandemonium that followed the submission of forms by Atiku Abubakar.
He said, “The world witnessed with dismay, how the APC thugs, brandishing their party’s famished brooms and charms; armed with machetes and other dangerous weapons stormed our national secretariat which has become a beehive of activities and attacked and wounded our members and supporters before they were dispersed by security operatives.
“The PDP had repeatedly warned against APC’s proclivity for violence and unprovoked attacks, but we never imagined that their desperation for power will drive them to the insanity of attacking our national secretariat.
“Intelligence report available to the PDP shows that the thugs were assembled and mobilised from the national secretariat of the APC.
“We therefore charge security agencies, who also witnessed this attack, to immediately investigate this development, arrest and prosecute all individuals and officials of the APC connected with the attack.
“Moreover, the unleashing of thugs by the APC against our law-abiding party members and supporters, is particularly revealing of those behind some of the violent attacks on innocent Nigerians in various parts of the country.”