The multi-billion naira executives chamber of the Ondo State Governor’s office was on Tuesday gutted by fire.
The incident which occurred three minutes after the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff arrived the governor’s office was said to have caused by power surge, thereby destroying some government’s property.
Reports says that Sheriff was in the state on a courtesy visit to the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko . He arrived his office around 1.15pm.
The fire outbreak was discovered by journalists and some PDP chieftains who were waiting for the PDP chairman and Mimiko for briefing.
All effort by journalists and PDP leaders to put out the fire proved abortive.
Mimiko quickly left his office with his guest to the government house, while workers were seen rushing out of their offices for safety.
However, the fire brigade service where seen arriving the governor’s office 20 minutes after the incident occurred.