The police have sealed off the Abuja national secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) following the conflicting rulings by two courts over the status of Adams Oshiomhole as the chairman of the party.
Justice Danlami Senchi of the Abuja High Court, had on Wednesday, in reaction to the suit filed by some members of the party, ordered the suspension of 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.
On Thursday, a counter judgement passed by a Federal High Court sitting in Kano ordered that the status quo be maintained, pending the hearing of the motions on notices filed.
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Meanwhile, Oshiomhole had filed an appeal against his suspension at the Court of Appeal immediately after the first judgement.
Newsheadlne247 understands that 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 reporter confirmed from workers at the secretariat.