The opposition Peoples Democratic Party has said personal belongings and campaign documents of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar,were “tampered with” by security operatives when they conducted a search on his aircraft as he landed in Abuja from Dubai on Sunday morning.
The PDP issued a statement saying it condemned “in the strongest terms the unleashing of a special security squad of army, police and paramilitary agencies by the Muhammadu Buhari presidency to physically harass our presidential candidate.”
It alleged that the “Gestapo-style attack” was carried out “on orders from above.”
The statement said the agents “rushed our candidate… and attempted to physically manhandle him before invading his aircraft with dangerous weapons to conduct a violent search.”
It said the search did not turn up “anything incriminating” but that the agents “tampered with” Abubakar’s belongings including campaign documents.
Atiku had tweeted via his twitter handle, @atiku “I arrived to Abuja this morning, to a search by agents of the state, aimed at intimidating me and my staff.”