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Army, Police, DSS seal off venue

Governor Nyesom Wike of River state on Tuesday, August16, 2016, said the convention will hold.

 

Sources say all roads leading to the Sharks Stadium were cordoned off by the security operatives as early as 5m today, Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

According to The Cable News, vehicles are not allowed to enter the street leading to the PDP convention venue, and those walking are being questioned.

Governor Ayo Fayose’s aide on New Media, Lere Olayinka, when contacted by Pulse News, declined to give any personal comment.

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Moreover, on his Facebook timeline, Olayinka said "Here in Port Harcourt, even State Governors are under HOUSE ARREST. Roads leading to Old Presidential Lodge where the Govs are accommodated have been blocked - No going in, No coming out!"

Justice Okon Abang gave a ruling suspending the convention and also stopping the police and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from monitoring the election.

The PDP had earlier dismissed the ruling, citing the ruling of a Federal High court in Port-Harcourt, giving them the go-ahead to hold the convention.

Policemen who spoke under condition of anonymity, said they were asked to enforce the ruling of Justice Abang, Eagle Online reports.

INEC officials had earlier expressed their frustration, stating that they did not know which court order to obey.

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