Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe State, Muhammad Jibrin, has accused the state government of victimisation and executive high-handedness.
His accusations were prompted by the recent attack and demolition of his campaign office in the state capital by the Gombe State Urban Planning Development Authority (GOSUPDA).
Barde, in a chat with the media displayed some bullet casings and tear gas canisters which were allegedly expended by the police task force whose members escorted the GOSUPDA during the incident.
The governorship candidate said he escaped the attack by the whiskers and accused the state government of disruption of peace in the state.
Barde decried both the attack and demolition, which was the second time his campaign office would be hit by government forces, following a recent vandalism of the same structure.
In a petition written by his lawyers, the PDP candidate said the attack was spearheaded by the ruling APC state government and accused some government officials of leading some police personnel in the raid and demolition exercise.