There was a drama of sorts at the National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abuja Wednesday as opposing groups, consisting mainly of youths, stormed the premises.
They came to register their demands on the unending crisis in the party, which has continued to threaten the existence of the once acclaimed most populous political party in Africa.
Beginning the protest were anti-Ali Modu Sheriff protesters who stormed Wadata Plaza building housing the secretariat in several mini buses carrying placards with inscriptions such as “Sheriff must go”, “Sheriff leave our party alone” and “Agent of APC stop killing our party”.
They chanted anti-Sheriff songs, insisting that the ousted chairman should give up his hold on the party secretariat.
No sooner had the anti-Sheriff protesters took a short break ,than pro-Sheriff protesters also came in singing and dancing, insisting that Sheriff remains the party’s national chairman.
Some of the protesters who wore “T-shirts imprinted with Sheriff’s portrait were also singing songs of their own carrying placards with the inscription “Sheriff MUST stay” and “Sheriff is our man” and dancing to traditional Hausa music.
While the drama played out, a handful of Policemen and officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps watched from the side-lines.
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