PDP Crisis: Police Avert Factional Clash In Plateau
If not for the prompt intervention of the men of the Plateau State Police Command, there would have been a bloody clash between members of the two factions of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Friday.
Our correspondent gathered that the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the party in the state had stormed the party secretariat for a meeting, only to be stopped by the Ahmed Maakarfi group.
The Sheriff faction led by the state PDP Chairman, Gyang Badung had arrived the secretariat in Jos at about 10 am to have a meeting when they observed hundreds of irate youths suspected to have been hired by the Makarfi group to disrupt the meeting.
As the resistance was going on, the state police command were alerted, which deployed its men to curb the violence.
Consequently, the police locked up the secretariat, barring the party members from holding any meeting there.
Speaking on the development, Badung said that he was surprised that the police could lock up the secretariat, having being informed earlier that the state officials of the party would be having a meeting there.
He alleged that his factional chairman of the Makarfi group, Elder Damishi Sango had organized some hoodlums to stop the meeting.
“I am the substantive Chairman of the Party in the State but the former Minister of Sports, Damishi Sango is a troublemaker and political prostitute.”
However, Sango denied that it was the Makarfi’s group that invaded the secretariat to cause mayhem.