By HENRY UMORU, Abuja
NATIONAL secretariat of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was yesterday thrown into pandemonium and state of total confusion as both senior and junior staff ran for safety following fear of planted bomb by an undisclosed group.
As the news went round the Wadata Plaza, the PDP National Secretariat, top party officials were scampering to leave the secretariat, just as some directors hurriedly discharged their Staff for the week end.
It was also difficult for staff to drive out of the premises because of the tight nature of the available packing space and middle and junior level officials without cars who were apparently disturbed especially as the news broke out barely twenty four hours after the Lagos Plane crash were seen in groups discussing the matter.
Some principal officials like the National Auditor, Chief Adewole Adeyanju, departmental directors , among others who got wind of the news had to rush out of the premises, even as PDP national chairman,Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and the new National Secretary, Professor Adewale Oladipo were not in the office.
Moves by anxious journalists to get to the top of the story, however revealed that a report was relayed to the party secretariat Thursday night disclosing a verified report of a credible threat to attack the secretariat starting from Friday.
A director of the party was said to have received the report and then informed all the necessary directors and officials within the leadership and this was later leaked to the general Staff who took the news and reacted very fast yesterday.
A top security official of the party who confirmed the development, said, “yes, the threat is real and we are all aware of the situation”