Abuja - The Progressives Peoples Party (PPA) on Thursday condemned the recent attack on its secretariat by some hoodlums.
The National Secretary, Mr Peter Ojonugwa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the act was masterminded by a former disgruntled member of the party.
Ojonugwa, however, appealed to the supporters to remain calm and law abiding, adding that the matter had been reported to the police.
``Recently, some disgruntled elements broke into the party’s secretariat on July 31, looted and destroyed some vital documents.
``As a law abiding party, we took our time and wrote to the FCT Commissioner of Police who forwarded it to the Inspector-General of Police who, as a dynamic officer, responded promptly.
He said that the leader of the hoodlums was arrested, detained and later released on bail.
He alleged that a former member of PPA, who defected to another party to contest governorship election in a state was the mastermind and described the act as shameful.
``Instead of him to meet with the party leaders to be reabsorbed, he chose to violate the law by organising hoodlums to attack the party secretariat.
``People should stop the general syndrome of do or die politics in order not to heat up the polity,” he added.
He urged politicians to always play the game of politics according to the rules in order to strengthen the country's democracy.
``We thank our National Executive Council (NEC) members for their support, understanding, steadfastness and ability to calm the members not to resort to violence.
``We appeal to our esteemed supporters to keep the faith, believe in the party and continue to support the party wherever they find themselves,” he said.
Ojonugwa also urged the members to desist from any act capable of breaching the law of the land and the party’s constitution.