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Lagos PDP: Sheriff’s man, Adewale surrenders, hands over party secretariat to Bode George

Chief Segun Adewale, a loyalist of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, who has been occupying the Lagos State secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ikeja illegally, surrendered on Saturday.
He handed over the key of the office to former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Chief Olabode George.
A letter signed by the Secretary of the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ben Obi, and addressed to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, said Adewale was an illegal occupant of the building.
Adewale, who spoke with journalists shortly after moving his possession out of the secretariat, said he had no choice than to hand over the key “in line with the directive from the national headquarters of the party”.
He said that a letter from the party headquarters had directed him to hand over to Board of Trustees (BoT) members in the state.
Adewale explained that the National Caretaker Committee of PDP had ordered that the state secretariat should be handed over to George and other members of the party’s BoT in Lagos State.
He said that the order was contained in a letter signed by Obi and addressed to Owoseni.
The letter reads in part: “The attention of the National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been drawn to the occupation of the PDP Secretariat at No. 56, Adekunle Fajuyi Crescent, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, by a group.
“Section 32(5) (e) of the PDP Constitution (2012 as amended) states that the Board of Trustees shall be vested with the assets of the party and shall serve as custodians of such assets.
“This is to avoid negative consequences that may arise from the tussle for the secretariat and in keeping with the PDP Constitution.
“The National Caretaker Committee hereby requests that you hand over the secretariat to Chief Bode George and other members of PDP Board of Trustees ( BOT) in Lagos State.”
Adewale said: “I am going to hand over the key to the BoT as instructed in the letter. As you can see me, I have packed out my things. I am going to drop the key now. I am ready to leave the secretariat, the police asked us to sign an undertaking that there will be peace in Ikeja. I am not fighting with anybody”.
George immediately ordered the state chairman of the party, Mr. Moshood Salvador, to take over the secretariat.

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