The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the invasion of its offices in Lagos by security agents.
According to the APC, a combined team of men of the DSS and OP-MESA had in the early hours of Saturday, stormed the Bola Ajibola Data centre belonging to the APC in the Ikeja area of Lagos and arrested 25 APC data agents and 3 security guards.
The party, in a statement by National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, after the invasion on Saturday, described the action as one of the worst political scandals in Nigeria’s history.
“Saturday’s attack is another one in the string of attacks and illegal actions of the PDP-led administration. The attack was unwarranted and unjustifiable. To attack one of the offices of the opposition party, APC, where legitimate operations of the party were being undertaken is an act of fascism and totalitarianism. To the point of brigandage, the invasion of the APC centre is an assault on the APC and its entire membership across the country. It must not go unpunished,” the party said
The APC said it had earlier been tipped off about an impending attack on a ‘secret warehouse’ said to belong to party leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu, but had dismissed the tip-off, as there was no warehouse.
“…We never imagined that the government will attack the offices of an opposition party in a constitutional democracy. Obviously we underestimated the desperation of the Jonathan administration and its worsening proclivity to impunity,” APC said.