A group of youths under the aegis of the Amalgamation of PDP Youth, loyal to Ahmed Markafi, the chairman of the National Caretaker Committee, have sacked both Ali Modu Sheriff and Makarfi even as they locked up the Wadata Plaza, which houses the national secretariat of the party.
The placard-carrying protesters asked the policemen drafted to the secretariat to steer clear of the melee and not to dare them.
Speaking on behalf of the group, their leader, Adeyemi Olusegun, said that he has assumed the position of the chairman of the party and therefore asked both Markafi and Ali Modu Sheriff to stay away from the secretariat.
After evacuating all staff in the four-story building, protesters locked up the main gate with a new padlock and handed over the key to the Board of Trustees chairman, Walid Jibrin, for safe keeping.
Report reaching us said that the secretariat has been deserted and remains under lock at the time of reporting.
The protesters promised to return on Thursday even as they vowed not to allow Ali Modu Sherrif to enter the office. The controversial chairman was not in the office when the drama was going on. [myad]