Hours after sealing the the national secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress, the Nigeria Police have issued a statement denying sealing the place, saying police personnel were only at the secretariat to prevent the breakdown of law and order.
Earlier in the day, police personnel took over the APC secretariat preventing anyone from going in including members of the National Working Committee of the party.
However, in a statement issued by Police Spokesperson DCP Frank Mba, the Police authority now says their men were only deployed to the secretariat to maintain peace.
The APC has been engulfed in a leadership crisis since the court ordered the suspension of its national Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on the grounds that he had been suspended by his ward. Two men are now laying claim to the chairmanship of the party.
Below is the statement issued by the Police.
POLICE PERSONNEL AT APC NATIONAL SECRETARIAT STRICTLY FOR MAINTENANCE OF LAW AND ORDER
Personnel of the Nigeria Police Force have been deployed to the National Secretariat of the All Progressive Congress, located at Blantyre Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja. The deployment is a proactive move by the Force to maintain peace and ensure there is no breakdown of law and order at the Secretariat. The presence of police personnel at the Secretariat is not to seal-up the Complex as has been reported in some quarters but rather to prevent any untoward situation within and around the APC National Secretariat. Members of the APC as well as staff of the Secretariat are therefore at liberty to conduct their legitimate businesses, in and around the Secretariat as always.
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