On Monday morning, Ali Modu-Sheriff, who was sacked last month as chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja with some of his supporters, with the intent to take over affairs of the party. Security agents at the entrance of the secretariat however refused to give him access.
Sheriff is refusing to accept defeat. The party ousted him on May 21 during its national convention which took place in Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital. At that convention, even governors like Ayo Fayose of Ekiti and Nyesom Wike of Rivers who had been backing Sheriff, turned their backs on him. A former Kaduna governor and senator, Ahmed Makarfi was selected to lead the party in the interim.
Despite the fact that all organs of the party have rejected him, Sheriff is insisting that he remains the chairman. He has taken his case to court and on Monday, he took it to the street in afailed move to take over. Expectedly, it failed.