The immediate past chairman of
the Peoples Democratic Party has
stormed the Wadata Plaza National
Secretariat of the opposition party
to take over the affairs of the
Mr. Sheriff led his group to storm
the secretariat early on Monday
He was however prevented from
gaining entrance to the secretariat
by security operatives. Mr. Sheriff was chairman before the party’s national convention held in Port Harcourt bon May 21. Before leaving the Rivers State
capital that day, he announced the
cancellation of the convention,
citing court orders.
Other leaders of the party however
ignored him and went ahead with
the convention and also announced his sack and the appointment of a caretaker
committee headed by former Kaduna State governor, Ahmed
Source confided to premium times said Another group, led by a former
Minister of Information, Jerry
Gana,also held a parallel convention in Abuja and announced a former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, as the
new chairman of the PDP. Following the claim to the leadership of the party by three separate camps, the Inspector
General of Police, Solomon Arase,
ordered a sealing of the secretariat
in order to avoid clashes.
However, some leaders of the party had last week announced that a reconciliation meeting had resolved all the issues, paving the way for the resumption of Mr. Makarfi and his
committee at the secretariat.
They also claimed that the Sheriff group agreed to the reconciliation moves.
But shortly afterwards, Mr. Sheriff insisted that he remained the national chairman of