Nigeria 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.
Some of the stories resulting in the act, It was gathered that the IGP had scheduled a meeting with some of the founding members of the party for 1 pm.
The Appellate Court sitting in Abuja last week upheld the suspension of the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Following the conflicting rulings by two courts over the status of Adams Oshiomhole as the chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the crisis afterwards, the police have sealed off the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
On Wednesday, Justice Danlami Senchi of the Abuja High Court, reacting to the suit filed by some members of the party, ordered the suspension of Mr Oshiomhole as the national chairman pending the determination of a substantive suit.
This judgement was followed almost immediately by a heavy security presence at the entrance to the party secretariat.
In a counter judgement passed by a Federal High Court sitting in Kano, on Thursday, it ordered that the status quo be maintained, pending the hearing of the motions on notices filed.
Meanwhile, Mr Oshiomhole had filed an appeal against his suspension at the Court of Appeal immediately after the first judgement.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, at a meeting at the Force Headquarters with members of the party National Working Committee (NWC) on Friday, warned the warring factions to stay off the party secretariat till the issue is resolved.
Another team from the State Security Service was added to the existing tight security at the party secretariat, this report confirmed from workers at the secretariat.
Also, a reliable source within the party NWC told our correspondents the stance of the IGP on this festering legal fiasco. He said Mr Adamu will be abiding by the FCT High Court judgement till the Court of Appeal gives its verdict on the matter.
“Based on what the IG said at the meeting with the NWC, it is obvious that the security agency is on the side of the first judgement restraining the chairman from accessing the secretariat.
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