The Police wielded the big stick on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday on account of the protracted leadership crisis rocking the opposition party. Police Inspector General Solomon Arase ordered the office complex that houses the National Secretariat of the party shut for a week to allow peace to reign.
He gave the party leaders the same period to resolve the stalemate between Senator Ahmed Makarfi, former Governor of Kaduna State and Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, both of whom are laying claim to the party Chairmanship. The decision was taken at a meeting between Mr. Arase and PDP stakeholders after repeated acts of violence by supporters of the gladiators to seize control of the party secretariat, especially in the last one week.
Force Spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole, in a statement on the meeting said: “In a bid to find a lasting solution to the protracted crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, convened a meeting with all stakeholders in his Abuja office on Friday (yesterday) and called for peace among the parties, particularly Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi.