Armed men on Tuesday night stormed the campaign office of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar Atiku in Akure, Ondo state and destroyed campaign posters.
A statement issued by the media spokesman of the Ondo State Chapter of the Atiku Campaign Organization, Mr. Kayode Fasua said the hoodlums, suspected to be working in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) also beat up the security guards stationed at the office.
Describing the midnight attack as barbaric, the statement said the incident has added credence to the hate politics being perpetrated by those in power.
“They arrived in the wee hours of Wednesday, at a time the security guards at the Ijapo, Akure area would have closed from duty and descended on our campaign office.
“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 into the air,” the statement said.
He added: “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.”