Atiku: PDP accuses APC of sponsoring thugs to attack its secretariat
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of assembling and mobilising thugs who caused chaos at the PDP secretariat on Thursday.
There was a clash at the entrance of the PDP national secretariat in Abuja between alleged supporters of PDP and supporters of APC.
According to Channels Television, the fight resulted in a stampede as people scampered for safety. The situation was quickly prevented from escalating as police officers arrived at the scene and dispersed the crowd with tear gas.
A witness told the television station that the fight started when the PDP supporters spotted someone among them displaying a flag of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party told the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, “to rein in his party thugs, who the APC detailed to disrupt activities at the PDP National Secretariat.”
“The whole world witnessed with dismay, how 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 dispelled 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.