There was commotion at the secretariat of the Peoples’ Democratic
Party (PDP) Yola on Monday when security men stormed the place to
chase away the supporters of the suspended State Chairman and
Secretary Chief Joel Hammanjoda Madaki and Barrister A.T. Shehu
Our correspondent who visited the secretariat was chased away by the
stern faced security men who are said to be following a directive
from the National body.
According to a party supporter who was too angry to give his name,
“just can’t fathom the whole thing and we claim to be a democratic
He stressed that when they came to the secretariat, stern looking
security personnel stormed the place and started harassing them asking
them to vacate the place or face dive consequences.
Sources close to the suspended party leaders however said both
chairman and the party’s’ secretary have gone to Abuja to protest what
they see as injustice and maltreatment.
It would be recalled that shortly after the PDP primaries in the
state, all has not been well as former EFCC boss Malam Nuhu Ribadu
emerged the governorship candidate in Abuja while six others vying for
the post were left in the cooler in Yola.
This did not go down well with PDP supporters in the state who felt
they were short charged by the National body and the alleged role
played by the presidency who imposed Ribadu on the party barely one
week after defecting from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
As at the time of this report, the vice chairman of the party Alhaji
Jingi Rufai is being recognized as the chairman.
Meanwhile, many stalwarts of the PDP are finding their way into other