- Police officers have sealed off the APC national secretariat in Abuja
- The party's headquarters was sealed for the second time under instructions from the police IG
- In the last few weeks, the ruling party has been embroiled in leadership crisis
Following the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party's national secretariat in Abuja has been sealed off by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) for the second time this week.
According to The Nation, two Hilux patrol vans and two Peugeot 604 cars were stationed around the secretariat in Abuja as early as 9 am on Thursday, June 25.
The order for the headquarters to be sealed off was given by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu.
While members of staff who had arrived at the headquarters early were asked to leave their offices, the commissioner for FCT police was directed to ensure no one was allowed into the premises.
Earlier this week, the police boss ordered policemen to seal off the national secretariat before meeting with two opposing camps of the APC's NWC at the force headquarters.
Recall that Hillard Etta, the acting national chairman, denied reports that the ruling party’s secretariat in Abuja was sealed by the police.
Etta made the statement while receiving reports on the Edo state governorship primaries from Senator Ajibola Bashiru.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the police force explained why it sealed off the national secretariat of the APC.
The NPF's public relations officer told journalists that officers were deployed to the party's office to avoid a breakdown of law and order by some rival factions.
Mba made it clear that the presence of policemen is not a barrier to normal and official activities at the ruling party's secretariat.
In other news, the Abiola Ajimobi-led NWC has insisted that there is no faction in the party. The party also noted that Giadom, who claims to be the acting chairman of the party, is an impostor.
Eta, who is standing for Ajimobi as the national chairman of the party, said this on the night of Tuesday, June 23, at the party’s secretariat.
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