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Court validates PDP National Convention

16 August 2016, 10:21

Port Harcourt - A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Monday validated the August 17 National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt, reports Thisday.

Ruling on an application brought by the Secretary of the PDP National Convention Planning Committee, Senator Ben Obi, on behalf of other members of the committee, the court presided over by Justice Ibrahim Watila directed the  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to monitor party’s convention.

Also read: Sheriff wants PDP convention suspended

The court said the ruling was in line with the judgment of the court which validated the May 21, 2016 National Convention of the party.

The court also directed the Inspector-General of Police, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police and the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) to provide security for the convention, reports Punch

Justice Watila added that there is no injunction against  the holding of the convention in Port Harcourt brought to the attention of  the court during the hearing of the application by Senator Obi.

- News 24


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