The Senator Ahmed Makarfi led Caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Tuesday alleged that the Presidency and the All Progressive Congress are behind the leadership crisis rocking the Party.Addressing a press conference, the member of the committee in charge of Publicity, Prince Dayo Adeyeye said the crisis was being for enter in order to whittle down the effect of the PDP in the forthcoming elections in Edo and Ondo state.Prince Adeyeye who was flanked by the Senator Ahmed Ningi, Senator Odion Ugbesia and Hajia Aisha Aliyu noted that the “All progressive Congress APC has contracted Sheriff and his cohorts to scuttle the chances ofthe PDP in the Edo governorship elections. We have credible intelligence that sheriff had a meeting on Sunday night with an APC governor from North West, where it was agreed that he would be given full security and financial support to exacerbate the crisis in the PDP with the objective of preventing the PDP from presenting a candidate for the Edo governorship elections, or in the very least to prevent the PDP from offering a serious challenge to APC whose electoral fortunes has continued to nose- dive”.While expressing reservation of the committee on the role of the police in the whole saga leading to Senator Sheriff taking over the secretariat, Prince Adeyeye said the role of the police has indicated that there was a superior authority directing the chain of events.“Up to a point, the police discharged their responsibilities satisfactory( 1 However, later on without any justificalion whatsoever, Ali Modu Sheriff and the other renegades were allowed to gain entry into the secretariat, where they later proceeded to address a press conference. While we are still trying to understand the role of the police in the entire saga, it is curious that the police made no arrest of the thugs who openly brandished various dangerous weapons in and around the premises of the secretariat in full glare of the police. It is also curious that the police claimed to be acting on “orders from above” in allowing Sheriff and his cohorts to gain entry into the secretariat. If we may ask, who is the authority that issued the “orders from above?” He queried.