Following Saturday’s parallel national convention that saw the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, divided, the Nigerian Police have sealed off the Wadata Plaza national secretariat of the party in Abuja.
The police cordoned off one of the traffic lanes leading into the complex, while those who had been on ground providing security were all replaced.
The PDP is currently enmeshed in a leadership crisis which culminated in two parallel conventions in Abuja and Port Harcourt on Saturday. The conventions produced three sets of leaders.
While the party’s national officers led by former Borno Governor, Ali Sheriff, were sacked and an interim team announced in Port Harcourt, the Abuja convention appointed a former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, as acting national chairman.
The convention in Port Harcourt appointed former Kaduna Governor, Ahmed Makarfi, as chairman and a former senator, Ben Obi, as National Secretary.
Meanwhile, Mr. Sheriff insists he remains the national chairman.
The coordinator of the PDP governors’ forum, Osaro Onaiwu, who visited the secretariat on Sunday, told journalists, that the police might have received information that the Modu Sheriff faction intended to hold a meeting there.