The immediate past chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Ali Modu Sherrif has stormed the Wadata Plaza National Secretariat of the opposition party to take over the affairs of the party.
Sheriff, who was ousted in the party’s convention held in Portharcourt, Rivers State led his group of supporters to the Wadata Plaza National Secretariat of the party on Monday morning.
He was however prevented from gaining entrance to the secretariat by security operatives.
Before leaving the Rivers State capital that day, he announced the cancellation of the convention, citing court orders.
Other leaders of the party however ignored him and went ahead with the convention and also announced his sack and the appointment of a caretaker committee headed by former Kaduna State governor, Ahmed Makarfi.
Another group, led by a former Minister of Information, Jerry Gana,also held a parallel convention in Abuja and announced a former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, as the new chairman of the PDP.
Following the claim to the leadership of the party by three separate camps, the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, ordered a sealing of the secretariat in order to avoid clashes.
In a statement made available to journalists, SAS, as Sheriff is fondly called, insisted he remains the party chairman, in spite of the reconciliation moves by the leaders of the party, after the National Convention.