- The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered policemen to seal off the national secretariat of the APC
- The police boss gave the order on Tuesday, June 23, ahead of his meeting with two camps of the party's national working committee
- The seal off order was handed down through the FCT commissioner of police to the APC chief security officer
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered policemen to seal off the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.
The Nation newspaper reported that the police boss gave the order on Tuesday, June 23, ahead of his meeting with two opposing camps of the party's National Working Committee (NWC) at the force headquarters by 1pm.
Sources said the IGP’s order was handed down through the FCT commissioner of police to the APC chief security officer.
The order reportedly stipulated that members of the National Working Committee(NWC) are not allowed entrance to the party headquarters.
A party source who does not want to be named said the secretariat was sealed to enable the police boss and the two NWC groups to review and discuss the various court orders being brandished by the competing groups within the party.
Meanwhile, a civil society organisation, Centre for Public Trust (CPT), has lamented that the current crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is a handiwork of organised centrifugal forces who are interested in capturing the presidency in 2023.
This was contained in a statement issued by the acting senior program officer of the group, Mr Simon Pam, titled: APC Crisis: The Hand of Esau and the Voice of Jacob.
The non-profit group expressed fear at the turn of events in the APC and predicted that the crisis in Edo state may lead to needless bloodshed during the forthcoming elections.
They called on the security agencies to stay on alert to avert any outbreak of disorder.
Furthermore, the statement warned Nigerians to be aware that those behind the current crisis are part of a plot “coordinated and funded by a man who wants the soul of APC at all costs to feather the nest of his 2023 ambition.”
“This well-known merchant of mischief and apostle of primitive accumulation should come clear and stop the proxy war now,” the group said.
The group further stated that many observers are waiting and watching keenly for the cataclysmic implosion of the APC.
According to the statement, “the characters who are the faces of the crisis especially Igo Aguma and Hillard Etta are dubious political jobbers with a long history of duplicity.”
The group observed that while it is not their duty to meddle into internal issues of a political party, discerning Nigerians can see through what is going on.
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