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PDP crisis: BoT takes charge of Abuja secretariat

By BEN AGANDE, ABUJA.

The Board of Trustees (BoT), of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) formally took over the party’s national secretariat Wednesday, promising that it would do everything to ensure that normalcy returns to the party as soon as possible.

The members were led by its chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin with the secretary, Ambassador Ojo Maduekwe, Dan Sulaiman, former Deputy President of the senate, Ibrahim Mantu and former Deputy senate whip, Stella Omu completing the team.

In a brief remark before the BoT members went into a closed door meeting with staff of the party, the Chairman of the the board, Senator Walid Jibrin said as the only organ of the party that is not encumbered by any court injunction, the board was obliged to take over the party in order not to allow for a vacuum.

According to him, though the expanded meeting of the BoT of the party last week enjoined the caretaker committee headed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi last week, the committee was incapacitated by court injunctions filed against it.

He said the board requested the Inspector General of Police to seal the party secretariat last week in order to avoid a break down of law and order from the contending forces


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