A detachment of armed police took over the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after the restriction of its national president, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by a FCT court.
The police detachment, which came in two batches from the FCT Command and Wuse Division in 9 Hilux trucks, invaded the party secretariat at around 5 pm, shortly after two court officials served the legal department of the court order.
As soon as the police arrived, they took over and positioned themselves in strategic positions in the Secretariat, ordering all employees to return to their offices while visitors were advised to leave.
Another team of members of the Department of State Service (DSS) was also seen in strategic positions of the Secretariat.
Sources at the party’s secretariat said the reinforcement of security was to prevent some criminals from invading the secretariat, after indications that some miscreants were breaking into the party office by court order suspending the national president.
Addressing journalists, the party’s interim national secretary, chief Victor Giadom confirmed that the party had received the court order and would comply with the court’s decision.
“We have received the court order and, as a law-abiding party, we will respect the court order,” Giadom told reporters.
“As a part, we are aware of the court’s injunction. As a law-abiding party, we will respect all legal court orders. Very soon, the National Labor Committee will meet and you will hear more about the party. I am trying to say that the All Progressives Congress will respect all legal court orders. We will do that soon ”.
In the unusual presence and control of the party secretariat, the interim national secretary said: “There is nothing new about this. There was always security at the party’s National Secretariat ”.