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Court bars Police, DSS, INEC from interfering with PDP convention

12 August 2016, 15:03

Port Harcourt - The Ahmed Makarfi- led Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday got some reprieve.

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt ordered the police, Department of State Security (DSS) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from interfering with the National Convention of the party scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt on August 17, reports Thisday.

The presiding judge, Justice Ibrahim Watila, ruling on an ex-parte motion brought before the court by Senator Ben Obi on behalf of the National Convention Planning Committee of the PDP ordered the police and the DSS to provide only security services for the PDP during the convention.

He also ordered the INEC to monitor the election as required by law.

Also read: Sheriff, Oladipo, Metuh move to stop PDP convention

Recalled that a Federal High Court in Abuja had on July 28 ordered the party not to go ahead with the convention.

The decision of the court presided over by Justice Abang follows a suit filled by the Ali Modu Sheriff-faction of the national leadership of party seekin to stop the convention from taking place, reports News 24

Sheriff and eight others filed the suit on behalf of the Executive Committee/National Working Committee of the PDP.

- News 24


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