The latter group of youths is said to have stormed the secretariat in a bid to dislodge the Amalgamation of PDP Youth, who bunkered themselves in the secretariat earlier today, June 13.
The Amalgamation of PDP Youth forced the evacuation of the Secretariat staff and then padlocked the front gate shut. Sources disclose however, that the latter youth group descended on the secretariat, destroyed the padlock, and entered the premises in full view of the police stationed nearby.
According to eyewitnesses, once the youth broke through the gate they began singing solidarity songs in support of Mr. Sheriff.
Both youth groups have vowed to occupy the secretariat offices until Thursday, Sahara Reporters informs.
In the same vein, protesters for and against the various interest groups in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stormed the national secretariat at Wadata Plaza on Wednesday, June 15, to share their opinions.
Some protesters called on PDP governors and other members of the party to leave Senator Ali Modu Sheriff alone and co-operate with him to move the party forward while the others asked the former chairman to vacate the office since he has been rejected.
There have been strong speculation that attempts by Ali Modu Sheriff, the immediate past chairman of the PDP to forcefully take over poweris a ploy by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to destroy the opposition party.
Sheriff had on Monday, June 13, stormed the Wadata Plaza National Secretariat headquarters of the PDP to seize the secretariat from the caretaker committee.
He was however refused entrance but vowed to continue in office as chairman till December 2018. But according to the caretaker committee of the PDP, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff was hired by the APC for the purpose of destroying the party.
At a media briefing held at a private residence on Tuesday, June 14, spokesman of the caretaker committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye said the aim of the APC was to scuttle the chances of the PDP in the upcoming governorship election in Edo state.
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