For the second time this week, the National Secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC) has been sealed off by Police operatives.
This comes two days after a team of security operatives sealed off the party’s office in the nation’s capital, purportedly on the orders of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
Thursday’s incident also comes ahead of the APC National Executive Council (NEC) meeting scheduled to take place at the Presidential Villa.
As early as 9am, two hillux patrol vans and two Peugeot 604 cars were stationed at strategic positions around the secretariat.
Party staff, who had arrived early, were asked to move out of their offices. The Commissioner for FCT Police Command was directed to ensure that nobody was allowed into the premises.
The APC National Working Committee (NWC) led by Victor Giadom had on Tuesday got the Presidential backing to convene the National Executive Committee meeting expected to hold virtually from the Presidential Villa.
The Senator Abiola Ajimobi led NWC faulted the convocation of the NEC, which was described as illegal.
It said it won’t attend the NEC despite the expected presence of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Waziri Bulama who was at the National Secretariat was denied access by police operatives.
Armed policemen stopped Bulama after he arrived around 10:50 am in a black Toyota Land Cruiser Sports Utility Vehicle with registration number Abuja, Abj-140DN.
A surprised Bulama asked for the leader of the team and proceeded to call the FCT Commissioner of Police.
He told reporters: “I came here this morning to resume work and met policemen who said they have instructions from above to seal the secretariat.
“I have called the commissioner of police and he said he is sending a senior Officer to see what is happening.
“The workers of the secretariat are servicing over 16 million members of this party across Nigeria. They are like civil servants.”