PDP secretariat remains closed three weeks after
The national secretariat of the PDP in Abuja remains closed for more than three weeks after it was sealed for the second time by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
The party's headquarters was earlier taken over by the police on May 21, 2016, following a leadership tussle between senators Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi, who were enmeshed in a legal battle with each fighting to be declared by the court as the authentic chairman of the party.
The secretariat was reopened for some days but shut again when it was evident that the leadership tussle showed no sign of subsiding. Our correspondent, who visited the PDP headquarters, yesterday, saw policemen barricading all the entry points into the building. The police, who were stationed in strategic locations, used some of their vehicles to block roads leading to the secretariat.
However, one of the security operatives attached to the party's headquarters told our correspondent that the building would be reopened for business yesterday, but that did not happen up to the time of filing this report.
However, some chieftains of the party have appealed to Sheriff and Makarfi to shift grounds and reach an amicable settlement of the matter.