by Akan Ido
The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got a bit worse yesterday as a crucial meeting involving the critical stakeholders of the breakaway Kawu Baraje-led faction was disrupted by the Asokoro Divisional Police Officer, CSP Nnanna Ama.
The meeting which was held at the Kano State Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro District was temporarily put on hold as the DPO reportedly made repeated attempts to gain entrance into the venue of the meeting.
The policemen returned at about 8.30pm after the DPO was said to have been invited into the lodge.
Those at the session were Governors Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers); Babangida Aliyu (Niger); Sule Lamido (Jigawa); Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) and Murtala Nyako (Adamawa).
Also at the meeting were ex-governors Bukola Saraki, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Abdullahi Adamu, Timpre Sylvia, and Segun Oni.
House of Representatives member Zakari Mohammed, a former National Youth Leader of PDP, Dr. Bibi Farouk and many others were there.
Others were Kawu Baraje, Deputy Chairman Sam Sam Jaja; National Secretary Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Vice-Chairman, Northwest, Ibrahim Kazuare.
Speaking with reporters after the meeting Aliyu and Kwankwaso condemned the “invasion”.
The police has, however, denied invading the meeting saying they were just on routine surveillance of the area.
A senior officer reportedly said: “We went there to ensure everything was in order as part of our routine surveillance of Asokoro. We do that everyday. We did not storm any place. There’s no way we would arrest governors.”
– Photos: [H/T SaharaReporters]