PDP National Convention On-Going as Police Denies Sealing off Convention Venue
LAGOS AUGUST 17TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Report reaching Urhobotoday from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention venue at Port Harcourt, Rivers State confirmed that the party national convention is on-going.
Our source revealed that the party started the convention with the arrival of Chairman of the Caretaker committee, Ahmed Makarfi who inaugurated the convention NEC which included the PDP Governors, National Assembly Caucus, Board of Trustees, National Caucus, 36 State PDP chairmen and national officers of the party.
Meanwhile, Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mr. Francis Odesanya has denied the allegation of police sealing off PDP convention venue.
He told newsmen that he merely complied with a court order to provide security around the venue, stressing that his men did not seal up the place.”We did not seal up the place, we are only providing security”, he affirmed.
The Commissioner, when asked to explained on the court order he complied with, he said he was not in a position to interpret court order.
“It is not my duty to interpret court order “, he added.
He said further enquiries on development around the venue of the place should be made to the Force spokesman in Abuja or the spokesman of the Rivers State Police command.
Police patrol vehicles were used to block all roads leading to the stadium. Vehicles were politely told to make u turns away from all roads leading to the stadium. Workers around Moscow, Hospital and adjourning roads leading to the stadium were forced to trek long distance to their offices.
A lady who works on Moscow road said it was unfortunate that she could be subjected to the stress she went through to get to her office.