A combine team of Police and other security operatives on Tuesday took over the national secretariat of the Labour Party in Abuja following intelligence reports that a former national chairman of the party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has allegedly recruited armed political thugs to forcefully remove the incumbent national chairman, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam.
The security operatives took positions in and around the premises.
When contacted, Chief Nwanyanwu denied having anything to do with the party having voluntarily resigned, and lamented being linked to any problem in the party.
This comes as the National Working Committee (NWC) described the handing over of its Certificate of Registration by Nwanyanwu to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), many months after he had claimed that it was missing.
The NWC in a communiqué at the end of a meeting on Tuesday in Abuja and signed by its National Chairman, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam and Deputy National Secretary, Julius Abure, passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of the party and said that Nwanyanwu is not a party member having resigned his membership on 5 December 2014 to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).