The Borno State chapter of the New Nigeria People’s Party has accused the All Progressives Congress of destroying its campaign billboards in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Mohammmed Mustapha, the Chairman of the NNPP in the state, said this in a statement he issued on Tuesday.
Mustapha said: “The campaign billboards of our presidential candidate, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and that of the Borno Central Senatorial candidate, Attom Magira Tom, were violently attacked and destroyed in strategic locations.
“This attack on our campaign structures was coming barely two weeks after similar destruction was carried out on the same number of billboards.
“As law-abiding members of a party whose principles have resonated with the electorates, we did not call for counter-violence.
“Instead, we urge our teaming supporters to remain calm and law-abiding while the leadership of NNPP reported the matter to concerned security agencies.”
Mustapha urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to take disciplinary measures against the APC in line with the Electoral Act.
But Alhaji Ali Dalori, the state APC Chairman, denied the allegation, saying the party was deeply rooted in the state and had never considered the NNPP as a threat.
Dalori said: “What are we going to achieve by destroying NNPP billboards in the town?
“To me, NNPP is just looking for attention.”