The newly recognised Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State said on Friday in Abeokuta, that it would resume activities at its state secretariat locked up by the police on Monday.
The party however said the police had yet to react to the letter from the party’s national secretariat asking them to allow the recognised Adebayo Dayo-led state executive to start using the building.
The party’s state secretariat located along IBB Presidential Boulevard in the Abeokuta metropolis was shut and taken over by the police following the perennial crisis between former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s faction and the Adebayo Dayo-led State Executive Committee backed by Mr. Buruji Kashamu.
The Ogun PDP Chairman, Dayo, told our correspondent that he had already sent a copy of the letter written by the party’s national secretariat to the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, asking him to instruct the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Ikemefuna Okoye, to cooperate with his exco and reopen the state secretariat.
The letter signed by the acting Secretary of the PDP, Onwe Onwe, urged the police to allow the Dayo-led state exco gain access to the party secretariat in Abeokuta.
Dayo said, “I think we’ll take over the secretariat on Monday, God willing. A letter was written to the commissioner of police through the IG.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, however declined to speak on the matter. “I don’t have any comment on the matter for now. I’ll get back to you if I have any,” he said.
Loyalists of former President Obasanjo were penultimate Friday removed from office by the PDP NWC. Among those sacked were Senator Bode Mustapha and the National Vice-Chairman, Mr. Segun Oni. Mustapha was replaced with Mr. Fatai Adeyanju.
The PDP NWC also sacked the Obasanjo-backed executive of the party in the state led by Senator Oladipo Odujinrin.