A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has given vent to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention coming up in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, August 17 (Wednesday), by directing the Acting Inspector General of Police and the Director General of Department of State Services to provide security for delegates during the convention.
Justice Ibrahim Watila, the presiding Judge, asked the Police and the DSS to ensure security of lives at the event.
He also ordered INEC to ensure that it monitored the event in line with the law.
By this ruling, in the suit marked FHC/PH/CS/585/2016, the convention had been validated.
Senator Ben Obi, the Secretary of the PDP National Convention Planning Committee, had for himself and other members of the National Convention Planning Committee, approached the court to among other reliefs restrain the police, DSS and the Independent National Electoral Commission from interfering in the successful conduct of the national convention.
The IGP, Rivers State Commissioner of Police, DSS, Director of DSS, Rivers State Command and INEC were identified as 1st to the fifth defendant in the application filed by Senator Obi.