By Nuel Suji – The crisis within the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) assumed a new twist on Monday with the sacked National Chairman, Ali Modu-Sheriff making a forceful take over of the National Headquarters of the party in Abuja.
Mr. Modu-Sheriff gained entry after initial resistance by security personnel deployed to maintain law and order within the premises.
The former Governor of Borno State, who is laying claim to the chairmanship of the party citing some court orders, told journalists that he remained the authentic chairman till 2018.
He accused the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase of frustrating its effort to reclaim his seat at the Wadata House Headquarters of the party.
Mr. Modu-Sheriff was sacked from the party National Convention in Port harcourt and replaced with a Caretaker Committee headed by Ahmed Markafi, a senator and former governor of Kaduna State.
When the mild drama was resolved, upon the exit of the policemen, on the order of Inspector General of Police, (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase, the former Borno State Governor entered the plaza at exactly 1.20pm.
The factional head of the PDP is billed to address the press today as he settles down in his office.