Court Validates PDP National Convention, Orders INEC to Monitor Exercise


By Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt

The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has said the August 17 national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled for Port Harcourt was in line with the judgment of the court which validated the May 21, 2016 National Convention of the party.

The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to monitor the convention.

It also ordered the Inspector General of Police, the Director General of the Department of State Security (DSS), the Rivers State Commissioner of Police and the Rivers State Director of the DSS to provide security at the convention.