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Rivers Police ready for PDP Convention – Spokesman

The Rivers Police Command says it is ready for Saturday`s National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled to hold at Sharks Stadium, Port Harcourt.
Solomon Arase

Solomon Arase

The Rivers Police Command says it is ready for Saturday`s National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled to hold at Sharks Stadium, Port Harcourt.

DSP Ahmad Muhammad, the Public Relations Officer of the Command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Friday that adequate security measures had been put in place for a successful convention.

He said that the command had done necessary deployments at the venue of the convention and other strategic places to protect delegates, lives and property in the state.

Muhammad, who did not disclose the number of personnel deployed, said the police was aware of the magnitude of the event and had prepared for it.

Adequate measures have been put in place to secure the arena and other places. But, we are appealing for understanding from the public for the inconveniences they may encounter due to such measures,” he said.

Meanwhile, the venue of the convention is already wearing a new look following the renovation of major facilities.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) also reports that hotels and guest houses have been fully booked up till Sunday and Monday in some cases, by delegates arriving for the convention.

Delegates from different states have already arrived in Port Harcourt and investigation by NAN showed that some PDP governors arrived on May 18 to plan for the event.

Personnel of the Federal Road Safety Commission have also been deployed to control traffic at major roads in Port Harcourt and the venue of the event.