by Acahdu Gabriel, Kaduna
It was obvious that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party, at its Kaduna State Secretariat, was on Tuesday stormed by thugs, making it extremely difficult for party bigwigs, supporters and journalists to gain entrance into the premises to attend an the party’s Governorship Aspirant’s Declaration ceremony.
Accordingly, before the end of the overcrowded, two solid hours’ ceremony, the Golf-3 car belonging to a journalist-cum Political Editor of New Nigerian Newspapers (NNN), Mr Amos Matthew, disappeared from the parking lot, alongside main road.
The black Golf (American model), with plate number LSD-516-HB, was stolen by people suspected to be political thugs from where it was parked, in front of APC party Secretariat.
However, journalists in the state have threatened to boycott future APC political activities in the state, should relevant authorities of the ruling party fail to recover the vehicle.
According to Mr. Matthew, the vehicle was parked in front of the party Secretariat at exactly 10:00am and was discovered to have been stolen at the end of the political event by unidentified political thugs, at exactly 11:20 am on Tuesday.
He explained that the police and other relevant authorities, who were fully on ground during the event, have been briefed on the ugly incident. Some other valuable items, like: ATM card, office Identity Card, Voters’ Card, National Identity Card, among others were in the vehicle when it was stolen.
Recalled that a journalist (name withheld) at the party secretariat identified what he described as a “veteran APC thug,” who stormed their union alongside others in 2018 in the wake of the Shehu Sani-led press conference and destroyed their equipment.