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Police seal Lagos PDP secretariat over leadership tussle

Police seal Lagos PDP secretariat over leadership tussle

The police yesterday sealed the Lagos State secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following the crisis rocking the party.
Heavily armed mobile policemen earlier in the day took over the secretariat as two factions were claiming leadership of the party.

Prior to the Supreme Court judgement which affirmed the leadership of the National Caretaker Committee led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi, a faction loyal to the sacked Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff had been occupying the premises.

The faction chaired by Segun Adewale also submitted candidates for the just concluded council election in the state.

However with the apex court judgement, the state executive led by Mashood Salvador was making move to return to the secretariat which it earlier vacated when the Appeal Court first affirmed Sheriff’s leadership.

To prevent an imminent breakdown of law and order, the state police command took over the secretariat.

In a statement by the police spokesman, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, the command said it sealed up the secretariat “as a result of the little crisis between the two leadership factions.”

The commissioner of police, CP Fatai Owoseni, assured that the issue would be resolved shortly.

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