Following the drama that emerged over the leadership of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, heavily armed policemen have taken over the national headquarters of the party in Abuja.
This action, which was done on Sunday,
was said to have been carried out by the
police to prevent the breakdown of law and
order at the secretariat.
A former Governor of Borno State, Sen. Ali
Modu Sheriff, was removed by members of
the party as the national chairman in Port
Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday.
Sheriff however described the action of
those that removed him and members of
the National Working Committee was a
He said all the actions taken at the party’s
national convention which he had
postponed were null and void.
However, our correspondent gathered that
the policemen were drafted to the
secretariat to prevent Sheriff and some
members of his sacked NWC from gaining
entrance to the secretariat.
Over 30 armed policemen, who were
led by an acting assistant superintendent of
policemen, prevented journalists from
coming close to the building.