secretariat, which is located at Wuse Zone 5 in the Federal Capital
Territory, Abuja on Wednesday, also observed that the policemen who
blocked the entrance to the secretariat since May had vacated the
occupied by riot and regular policemen were stationed in the front of
and besides the building, only a few security personnel from the Nigeria
Security and Civil Defence Corps were seen at the complex.
condition of anonymity, said that he did not know why
the policemen left the area.
warning to keep vigil at the secretariat to avoid any act that could
lead to a breakdown of law and order.”
opened the road in front of the building to vehicles and movement is
also restricted. We are under instruction not to allow anyone access to
the building and its environment.
does not matter. What is important is that the building is secure and we
are not going to allow anyone enter it until we get a superior order,
asking us to vacate.”
National Chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, once engaged loyalists
of the National Caretaker Committee of the party led by Ahmed Makarfi
at the secretariat in a free-for-all.
compound of the secretariat was littered with weeds and dry leaves from
gates, the correspondent saw that rodents were already feasting on some
of the books inside the buildings judging by the way some papers were
seen under its main doors.
electricity transformer at the entrance leading to the National
Executive Committee Hall, is worse hit as its entrance has been
completely overtaken by weeds.
national secretariat of the party, Sheriff said he was not in a hurry to
move into it, adding that the courts would be allowed to make
pronouncements on its leadership.
his faction, Mr. Bernard Bikko, Sheriff insisted that the impunity in
the party remained unparalleled, but he said he would stop it.
courts are already handling that. But one thing is certain, and that is,
we won’t allow the impunity to fester again. We will stop it,” Bikko
Makarfi-led caretaker committee failed as calls made to its
spokesperson, Prince Dayo Adeyeye’s telephone, were not answered.
party, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has, however, attributed the travails
of the party to God’s anger.
go back to God and ask for forgiveness of their sins, saying that the
botched national convention of the party in Port Harcourt, Rivers State
on August 17, was a saving grace.
from the South-South and another from the South-West, were bent on
destroying it through imposition of a national chairman.
said, “They want to destroy the elders in the party. If we have had the
convention, they would have imposed a young man who had yet to spend two
years in the party as the national chairman under the pretence of
part of that nonsense. This is a man who joined the party in December
2014, and apart from that, he must have a waiver that he didn’t have.
They are lucky the convention didn’t hold, because the party would have
been destroyed. We will wait until God intervenes and before He does
that, we need to embark on prayers.