By our reporter| The Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday sealed the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress in Abuja on the orders of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
According to sources close to police authorities, the seal-off was aimed at ensuring peace around the secretariat following the leadership crisis that has recently engulfed the party.
Members of the NWC who showed up at the party secretariat were prevented from gaining access to the party house while members of staff and journalists were allowed to walk in without their cars.
Tuesday’s development comes as the party’s leadership has been divided over who takes over as the Acting National Chairman, following the suspension of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
The party’s National Working Committee had affirmed former Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi, as the Acting National Chairman.
However, due to Mr Ajimobi’s unavoidable absence, the NWC appointed the National Vice Chairman, South-South, Hilliard Etta to act on his behalf.
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 as as another court in Port Harcourt, Rivers state has restrained Gaidom from parading himself as the acting chairman of the ruling party.