In an official statement released on Thursday after Ali Modu-Sheriff took over the PDP secretariat, the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), advised the Nigerian Police to flush Sheriff and his supporters out of the party’s secretariat to “prevent chaos”.
Recall that we reported late on Thursday that the embattled National Chairman of the PDP, took over the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, in a development which arose after the Appeal Court in Port Harcourt affirmed Sheriff as the authentic chairman of the party and nullified the Makarfi caretaker committee.
The Makarfi faction in the new statement, said it would hold Sheriff responsible for any loss of document because the keys to the secretariat were with the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), adding that Sheriff should have waited till the case was concluded at the supreme court before taking over the secretariat.
The statement read; “We also call on authority of the Nigerian Police to prevent chaos by flushing Ali Modu Sheriff and his team out of the PDP secretariat and let all parties wait for the judgement of the supreme court which is the highest court in the land.
“The take over of the secretariat of the party by Senator Modu Sheriff is illegal and most unwelcome. Sheriff should be held responsible for any lose of party document and property.
“We say this because the keys to the secretariat is with the Board of Trustees and we’ve checked with them, and can confirm that the keys were not handed over to Sheriff or any of his followers
“The implication of this is that he broke into the secretariat which is a criminal offence. We condemn his action in totality and we view it as an affront on the rule of law. Given his act of illegality, we stated clearly that he should be held responsible for any loss of documents or damage to the property within the party secretariat.
“The administrative staff as accounting officers were not around to see the event happen, as the custodians of the property of the party, they refused to participate in the illegal entry made by Modu Sheriff.”