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Political thugs attack venue of Zamfara PDP congress

Venue of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Congress in Zamfara State which is scheduled to begin in few hours, has been attacked by suspected political thugs.

The programme which was initially scheduled to hold at Zaitun Oil mill, behind State Pilgrim Board has been moved to the Command Guest House in Gusau, the state capital.

Channels Television reported that thugs invaded the venue in the early hours of Monday December 27, and destroyed the voting materials, nomination forms, two vehicles belonging to party members, chairs and set canopies ablaze.

Personal Secretary to Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Umar Aminu said the party will not be intimidated by the incident, noting that the congress will still go ahead as scheduled.

Despite the attack, the Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Barrister Mahdi Aliyu Gusau and the Caretaker Chairman of the party, Ambassador Bala Mande have arrived the new venue of the congress.

The congress has drawn 1,089 delegates and is meant to produce key PDP officials that will pilot the affairs of the party.

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