Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Armed Policemen Seal Off PDP Convention Venue

The scheduled Peoples Democratic Party convention slated for today will not hold as armed men of the Nigerian police have sealed off the convention venue.
 
FollowingTuesday's decision of the Federal High court sitting in Abuja to stop the convention of the PDP from holding in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, armed mobile policemen have taken over Sharks Stadium, venue of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
 
The men arrived the venue as early as 8am preventing from party members from entering the street leading to the stadium, while pedestrians were being questioned.
 
On Tuesday, Justice Okon Abang had ordered the convention to be stopped through a ruling. He said: “An order of interlocutory injunction is hereby made restraining the defendants, any of them, their servant agents from conducting the national convention of PDP and supervising and monitoring same under any guise or electing any national officer of the defendant pending the determination of the substantive suit.
 
“An order of Interlocutory injunction is hereby made restraining PDP from presenting anybody and sponsoring any person for election and holding any national convention or conference in the purpose of electing any national officers of the second defendants.

“An order of Interlocutory injunction is hereby made restraining INEC from monitoring the national convention of PDP scheduled for Port Harcourt on 17th August.”

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