The Nigeria Police has sealed off the proposed headquarters of the new faction of PDP, located in the Maitama area of Abuja, signalling an escalation of the intra party crisis destabilising the highly corrupt party. Analysts are warning that this may be pointing to the beginning of the disintegration; facing Nigeria in general, as 2015 draws to a close. The president and his party are becoming desperate, and the Baraje led group are clearly undaunted.
The Baraje group said the office seal- off was the height of impunity.
Its National Secretary, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, said the security forces who effected the seal off were mobilised based on a non-existent court injunction .
Oyinlola said: “The whole world knows that Justice E. Chukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday refused to grant Alhaji Bamanga Tukur’s application for an ex parte injunction against our party’s executive. The Judge asked parties to maintain the status quo.
“His judgement was a reinforcement of an earlier order of the Lagos High Court which also asked parties to maintain the status quo.
“Now, should Nigerians conclude that Tukur’s interpretation of status quo is this crude display of naked power and undisguised impunity?
“We are not at all surprised at this occurrence given the fact that Tukur issued a statement on Friday evening deliberately seeking to mislead the media and the public that Justice Chukwu granted him an injunction against us.
“ We are happy that the ever vigilant Nigerian press ignored him and his falsehood. Now, he is not only wilfully disobeying the various courts which have made pronouncements on this matter, he is spicing up his love for impunity with this reckless misuse of state power by misleading the police.”