The River State People\’s Democratic Party have been reportedly gutted by fire in the early hours of today. The cause of the fire has been a mystery. Read the full details below as culled from Dailytimes:
A mystery fire has been recorded at the Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Secretariat, along Port Harcourt/Aba Expressway in Port Harcourt.
The fire outbreak started within the early hours of today (Friday) by unknown persons after tying up the security guards on duty.
Confirming the fire incident, the Special Adviser on Media to the Chairman of the PDP in Rivers State, Mr. Jerry Needam, said the early arrival of state fire service helped to put out the fire.
Also confirming the fire incident, the Chairman of the party in the state, Mr. Felix Obuah, said that “An attempt to burn the party secretariat has being carried out by desperate politicians who want the party to postpone the party’s ward and local Government Congresses scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday. They have failed because arrangements have concluded and we are going ahead. Nobody can stop it. PDP will come tops”.
“We have watching on news of some desperate politicians threatening the party.” Obuah said.
The fire incident is happening less than 24 hours after 15 governorship aspirants held a mega rally insisting on rotation of power in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the Liberation Stadium.
Many of the aspirants urged President Goodluck Jonathan and national leadership to intervene in crisis rocking the state branch of the party allegedly hijacked by the former Minister for Education, Mr Nyesom Wike, who is also nursing his ambition to be governor.
Fire fighters are at still at the scene to put out the fire.