POLICE BARS SHERIFF FROM GAINING ACCESS TO PARTY HEADQUARTERS

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Barely a week after the supposed settling of the rift within the Peoples Democratic Party, all seems not to be well with the party again with the return of its former chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff to the party’s national headquarters in Abuja. The former Chairman arrived the party’s headquarters in company of the former National Secretary of the Party Wale Oladipo and some of his aides disclose that he is in possession of a valid court order declaring him the party’s authentic chairman.

Just about a week ago, the rift within the Peoples Democratic Party appeared to have been settled with the coming together of all the contending groups led by the former acting national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, Board of Trustees led by Walid Jubrin and the Governors forum led by Olusegun Mimiko. The coming together produced former Kaduna State Governor, Ahmed Makarfi as Chairman of the 7 man interim Management Committee of the Party where he promised to take the party forward and also called on all aggrieved persons within the party to sheathe their swords.

But today the centre no longer seems to be holding with the arrival of former national chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff with a court order validating his authenticity as the Chairman of the Party. But despite his Court order and the presence of a group of youths under the umbrella of guardians of democracy, the detachment of Policemen guarding the Wadata Plaza headquarters of the party refused to budge.

With the attempt to gain access rebuffed, consultations started and this Police officer later got into a conversation with the former Borno State Governor and later was on the phone with the Inspector General of Police, the result was a conditional agreement to allow him in but for the youth group to disperse. More consultations followed and at the end the youth group failed to disperse but started singing.

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