Mr. Sheriff was denied access to the secretariat by security operatives earlier on Monday morning, because of the number of supporters accompanying him.
At the party’s headquarters at Wadata Plaza, he told reporters that he remained the chairman of the party until 2018 and decried the presence of policemen with arms at the party’s office. Senator Sheriff also threatened to enforce his rights to the office beyond the blockade by the police.
The former Borno State Governor, later returned to the secretariat with court papers and a bailiff, and was granted access to the PDP facilities. Mr. Sheriff is also said to have spoken with the Inspector General of the Police, Solomon Arase over the phone.
On his return, Mr. Sheriff addressed the media, slamming the PDP for disobeying court orders and installing a National Caretaker Committee headed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi.
Mr. Sheriff was chairman before he was removed at the party’s National Convention held in Port Harcourt on May 21.
A caretaker committee was set up to co-ordinate the affairs of the party. The Committee was mandated to elect a new National Working Committee (NWC) for the party within three months.
After his removal, the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, said that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP, which Senator Sheriff led, was dissolved to save the party.
Another group, led by a former Minister of Information, Jerry Gana, also held a parallel convention in Abuja and announced a former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, as the new chairman of the PDP.
Following the claim to the leadership of the party by three separate camps, the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, ordered a sealing of the secretariat in order to avoid clashes.