The Ondo state Police Command on Monday sealed off the state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akure following the dissolution of the state working committee and their rejection of the national body’s decision.
The national leadership of the party has also invited notable leaders of the party to a meeting in Abuja to find a lasting solution to the crisis by the National Working Committee of the party. Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s defection to the PDP was the genesis of the crisis, is also expected at the meeting.
The Vanguard reports that at least 12 policemen were deployed to the party secretariat located at No 68 Oyemekun Road, Akure to prevent any breakdown of law and order. The new caretaker committee members appointed by the National Leadership of the PDP were yet to arrive the state yesterday.
Meanwhile, the former Ondo State Chairman of PDP, Ebenezer Alabi, in his reaction to the sealing of the party secretariat said “It is very unfortunate that this is happening in our party.
“We have been using the secretariat since 1998 and nothing of such had ever happened. Since the governor joined our party things have not been right.”
Alabi was, however, optimistic that the State Working Committee will get justice in the court as the matter is in court.
“Since we are already in court, we hope to get justice at the end of the day,” he said.
However, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo Police command, Wole Ogodo, said he was not aware of the presence of policemen at the party secretariat.
“I do not know anything about the deployment of policemen to the PDP secretariat, but I will find out and get back to you.