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High Court validates August 17 PDP National Convention

By Paris - 914 days ago

A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt on Monday validated the August 17th , 2016 National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party , PDP, scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt, directing the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to monitor party’s national convention.

The Federal High Court in Port Harcourt also directed the Inspector-General of Police, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police the Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, the Police and the DSS to provide security for the national convention billed to hold in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, 17th August, 2016.

In a similar vein, Chairman of the PDP National Convention Planning Committee, and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the convention will proceed on 17th August,
He also ruled, “The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th defendants are hereby mandated to provide security for the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, August 17 2016 or any other date and venue pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice or the originating summons as the honourable court may decide.

“The 5th defendant (INEC) is mandated to monitor the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt on Wednesday August 17, 2016 or any other date and venue pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice or the originating summons as the honourable court may decide.”

The court also ordered that the police, DSS and INEC be served by substituted means through their respective offices in Port Harcourt.
2016 as scheduled because the convention is backed by the court and all other legal authorities.

Delivering a ruling in a motion on notice filed by Secretary of the PDP National Convention Planning Committee, Senator Ben Obi for himself and other members of the National convention Planning Committee against the Inspector-General of Police the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State, the Department of State Services and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in suit number FHC/ PH/CS/585/2016, Justice Ibrahim Watila ordered INEC to ensure that it monitors the national convention.

Justice Watila declared that the July 4 ,,2016 judgment of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt recognised the May 21, 2016 National Convention which produced the National Caretaker Committee has not been appealed against or set aside, hence it behoves the court to protect that judgment.


Source: Dailypost
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