BREAKING: Police Seal APC National Secretariat in Abuja
Armed Police personnel sealed the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress on the orders of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday.
Currently, the secretariat is under key and lock.
According to the PUNCH, the IGP had scheduled a meeting with some of the feuding members of the party for 1 pm.
Officers who said they were acting on the orders from above stormed the party headquarters on Tuesday afternoon and directed staff and journalists who were already in the building out.
A few journalists were later allowed in under the condition that they would not to conduct any interview inside the party secretariat.
“The instruction we received was not to allow anybody in, but we are working together that is why we are here,” a police officer told reporters.
“There should not be interview here for now. Source your story quietly and leave.”
The development follows the disagreement between members of the national working committee (NWC) of the party.
This development comes as the party’s leadership remains divided over who takes over as the Acting National Chairman, following the suspension of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state, had been named acting chairman of the APC but Victor Giadom, deputy national scribe of the party, kicked against it, declaring himself the acting national chairman.
But due to Mr Ajimobi’s unavoidable absence, the NWC appointed the National Vice Chairman, South-South, Hilliard Etta to act on his behalf.
Meanwhile, the APC Deputy National Secretary, Mr Victor Giadom also declared himself as the acting National Chairman, on the strength of a Federal Capital Territory High Court order obtained on March 16.