PDP Crisis: Sheriff gains control of party’s national secretariat

FILE PHOTO: Security operatives preventing the convoy of the acting National Chairman of the PDP, Sen. Ali Modu Sherrif from entering the headquarters of the party at Wadata Plaza in Abuja on Monday (13/6/16). 4229/13/6/2016/HB/BJO/NAN

The embattled national chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff has finally gained access to the national secretariat of the party.

Mr. Sheriff had stormed the secretariat in the early hours of Monday with several of his supporters, but was denied entry by officers of the Nigeria Police Force.

Mr. Sheriff told reporters at the secretariat that he was resuming duties based on a court order.

He however left the secretariat and reportedly went to see the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase.

He returned to the secretariat at around noon, but police officers insisted they would only allow him to enter the secretariat if his supporters dispersed from the area.

The former Borno governor, thereafter left the secretariat at about 12:25 pm and returned shortly after the supporters had dispersed.

He is presently in the office of the national chairman in Wadata Plaza and would speak to the press soon.

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