Wednesday, 17 August 2016

PDP 2016 National Convention Update: Police seal off PDP convention venue

Information reaching us said that as at 4:00am this morning 17th August, Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, which is the venue for the repeating 2016 PDP National Convention is under sealed, by Nigerian Police.

The Force headquarters said it has sealed off the Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt, the venue of the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party.

It was learnt that policemen stormed the venue of the convention around 4am on Wednesday.

PDP 2016 National Convention Venue Under Sealed By Nigerian Police.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Donald Awunah, disclosed this during a programme on Channels Television titled, ‘Sunrise Daily’.

Awunah said the primary responsibility of the police was to protect life and prevent crisis. He added that due to the tension surrounding the convention and the conflicting court rulings, the police thought it best to seal off the venue.

He said, “The warring parties need to follow due process to end their crisis through the courts and as a law enforcement agency what do you do? You ensure that there is a superior court order. It is not about taking sides.

“If in the next one hour or two, we get another court order, we will take action. We are there for every Nigerian but when you are the first responder, you have to take action, you have to be proactive.”

Speaking on the same issue, the INEC Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Rivers State, Mr. Aniedi Ikiowak, said that they have not received any order from their Headquarters in Abuja, to be part of the PDP National Convention slated to hold to hold today, in Rivers State.

More details coming soon.

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