PDP To Reopen National Secretariat Before Friday – Sheriff

PDP headquarters in Abuja

By Victor Ernest with agency report

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, on Wednesday said the party’s national secretariat in Wadata Plaza would be reopened before Friday.

Sheriff said this when he received some of the party’s leaders from Southwest geopolitical zone who paid him a visit in his office in Abuja.

The PDP  national secretariat had been locked since May 2016 following its national convention.

According to the police, the action was to avoid breakdown of law and order as a result of the leadership tussle between Ali Modu Sheriff and Sen. Ahmed Makarfi factions of the party.

Sheriff said he had commenced legal process that would allow the party leaders and workers to access the secretariat, currently under lock.

”We have transmitted the necessary document to the security agencies; including the Nigerian Police and the Department of State Security Services (DSS) to reopen it,”  he said.

Sheriff, who was confirmed the authentic national chairman of PDP by Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt on 17 February, said he was not in PDP to remain its national chairman but to rebuild the party and bring it back to its 1999 position.

He urged PDP leaders to go back to their respective wards and work for the party.

He also pleaded with governors to join him in rebuilding the party, saying they were leaders in their own right.

The PDP South West Zonal Chairman, Makanjuola Ogundipe, who led the team on the visit, said they were at Sheriff’s office to express the zone’s support for him.

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