PDP Crisis: Pro-Makarfi, Sheriff Groups Storm Secretariat

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*FG withdraws DSS

By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The leadership crisis engulfing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has continued unabated with various youth groups besieging the national secretariat of the party as early as 7am.

Following Tuesday’s allegation by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee that the Directorate of the State Security Services (DSS) provided the ousted chairman, Sheriff, security to storm the PDP secretariat, the secret police have now been withdrawn.

The placard-carrying groups came and took turns to protest at the  gate of the PDP,  singing “Sheriff Must Go”, “Sheriff is an agent of APC”.

In the same vein, a group, the Guardians of Democracy, also came with its members to show support for Sheriff.

However, the groups were able to comport themselves except for a few incidents of some members of the opposing groups trying to exchange words.

As at the time of filing this report, more pro-Makarfi protesters were still being mobilized to join in the protest.  They have just broken loose and entered the secretariat with police watching close by.

Although security was a bit light at the PDP national secretariat in Wadatta House, there were some huge men wearing dark suits and glasses who were said to have been brought by Sheriff to secure him.

Further details later