BREAKING NEWS: Army, Police, DSS seal venue of PDP convention in Port Harcourt *It’s an order from Presidency, says leader

*A Major General leads the operation backed by Grenade Launchers and Armoured Personnel Carriers

Security agencies in the early hours of Wednesday morning invaded the venue of the PDP National Convention on Wednesday morning, chasing away officials of the party and television crews.

The invading security agencies led by a Major General declared that they were directed by the Chief of Defence Staff on the orders of the Presidency to seal off the Sharks Stadium.

The security agents numbering over five hundred came with armoured personnel carriers, grenade launchers and other sophisticated weapons.

They also dislodged television crews already positioned to beam the PDP National Convention live.

As at press time, it was learnt that the organs of the PDP were meeting at a hotel in Port Harcourt to decide the next line of action.

The security agencies have also sealed off all routes to the venue.

It would be recalled that the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt in a judgement on Tuesday ruled that Police and DSS provide security for the national convention. The court also declared that its judgment of 4th July, 2016 validating the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party remains valid and subsisting until vacated by the Court of Appeal.

However, Justice Abang gave a ruling yesterday evening in Abuja stopping the convention. Lawyers emphasize that a ruling is less effective than a judgment.

The Presidency it was learnt specifically directed Security agencies to obey Abang’s order for political reasons.


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