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PDP Convention Delegates arrive Eagle Square amid jamborees

Reports said cars and buses mounted with big loudspeakers, played loud songs in support of various candidates.

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one of the contenders of the PDP national chairmanship race, Chief Raymond Dokpesi is seen greeting media personnel at the Eagles Square, Abuja, on Saturday, December 9, 2017

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The Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention is said to be agog with music ahead of the commencement of the event.

It was gathered that no fewer than 2, 000 members of the party have arrived the venue.

Party loyalists were seen beating drums and singing various songs to set the mood for the convention.

Reports said cars and buses mounted with big loudspeakers, played loud songs in support of various candidates.

As at 10.15 a.m, no fewer than 2,000 delegates from some states were yet to be seated at the public square which has a total of 5,106-sitting capacity. NAN reports.

The convention which is aimed at electing a new leadership for the party, had over 2800 delegates drawn across the country.

The public square, situated on a land measuring about five hectares, was fully draped with PDP colours of red, white, green and adorned with posters of aspirants of various positions to be contested during the exercise.

Security personnel drawn from various agencies in the country were positioned in strategic location ensuring law and order in and around the public square.

All the voting units, entry and exits points of the square were manned by police officers, preventing non accredited members from entering the square while others were walking through the crowd.

The National Emergency Management Agency, other emergency response team and care-givers were also positioned at the venue.

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