The secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP located in Ajilosun area of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, was on Tuesday gutted by fire.
Witnesses disclosed to Street Journal that if not for the timely intervention of men of the fire service, the damage would have been more extensive.
The fire incident came barely five days after the governorship primaries that produced Peter Ayodele Fayose, a former governor of the state as the party’s flag bearer for the June 21 governorship election. The primary election which was boycotted by some aspirants has become the main topic of political discussion in the state.
The Ekiti State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Victor Babayemi, confirmed the development to journalists.
Babayemi, however, said the incident would be investigated. He also said that no one had been arrested in connection with the incident.
The party’s Director of Publicity, Kola Kolawole, said people with `evil minds` might be responsible for the incident.
The fire affected a section of the first floor of the secretariat.