Suspected Thugs Attack SDP Office In Rivers
The office of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State was vandalized by suspected thugs in the early hours of Monday.
The governorship candidate of the SDP, Magnus Abe confirmed this in a press briefing in Port Harcourt, where he accused the leadership of the PDP in Tai LGA of orchestrating the attack under the pretext of enforcing executive orders 21 and 22 of the state government.
According to Abe, the party was preparing to receive him in Tai where he was due to address party supporters and as well officially commission the office when they got the report of the attack.
He said: “It was shocking to us when we started receiving reports that the leadership of PDP met and said that Senator Abe cannot come to Tai and that no office of the SDP can be opened in Tai.
“It was a thing of shock we started getting reports last night that thugs were being amassed at the local government council secretariat and in the early hours of this morning, they attacked the secretariat (SDP) with gunshots, sporadic gunfire, with armed men and all sorts of dangerous weapons, vandalized the secretariat, scattered everything. The canopies and stage that have been set for us to come there and open the place were destroyed.”
The SDP candidate, however, vowed that he cannot be intimated by such action.
According to him,”no amount of thuggery and violence can stop me from going anywhere in Rivers State to share my message of hope.”