Fire guts PDP secretariat in Ekiti

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The secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ajilosun area of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, was on Tuesday gutted by fire.

The incident came barely five days after the governorship primaries that produced a former governor, Ayo Fayose, as the party's flag bearer for the June 21 election.

Although the cause of the incident was unknown, the state's Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Babayemi, confirmed the development to journalists.

Mr. 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 incident affected a section of the first floor of the secretariat.

A witness, who craved anonymity, said the incident would have been more devastating if not for the early intervention of men of the fire service.