The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has petitioned the police over the forced entry of Senator Modu Ali Sheriff into the national secretariat of the party, saying if not, he could not guarantee a breakdown of law and order, instigated by their supporters.
Spokesman of the faction, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, told Vanguard on telephone that the Makarfi faction, which ironically controls the mainstream of the party, has petitioned the police to “flush” Sheriff out of the secretariat on the claim that the keys to the secretariat were currently in the custody of the Board of Trustees, BoT.
He spoke as the Sheriff leadership, yesterday, affirmed that it had almost completed renovation of the secretariat. Deputy national chairman, Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh, told Vanguard that its action in taking over the secretariat was based on court processes served on the police. Responding to the development yesterday, Adeyeye told Vanguard: “We have contacted the appropriate authorities since we are not in a lawless society. He (Sheriff) broke into the secretariat and we are not lawless like him because the keys are with the Board of Trustees and they are the custodians of all the property, assets and liabilities of the party.
“Our lawyers have written to them to let them know what they have done. I believe that if the police want to do their job and want to be impartial and want to respect the law, then they have to flush him out of that place.”