According to Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the police did not seal the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) located at Blantyre Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja, as had been widely reported on Tuesday.
According to his statements, the deployment of policemen to the party’s secretariat is a “proactive move by the Force to maintain peace and ensure there is no breakdown of law and order at the Secretariat.”
Earlier, reports had said Mohammed Adamu, Inspector General of Police, had ordered the sealing of the secretariat to allow peace talks between rival sides of the National Working Committee.
Mba went further by saying the deployment is also to prevent any untoward situation within and around 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 staff of the Secretariat are therefore at liberty to conduct their legitimate businesses, in and around the Secretariat as always,”