Tight Security, Orderliness at PDP Convention

By Ikenna Uwadileke
Abuja –   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention in Abuja on Saturday recorded tight security and order at the Eagle Square venue of the event.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the venue was condoned off by Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), which took charge of security.
Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were also on hand to control movement of persons and vehicles.
Only accredited vehicles conveying the delegates were allowed into the arena.
All roads leading to the Eagle Square were barricaded, making delegates, supporters and vendors to walk more than two kilometres to get to the venue.
The PDP had on Wednesday alerted the nation of plan by some persons to disrupt the convention.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Dayo Adeyeye, who made it known at a news conference in Abuja, alleged that members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were plotting the disruption of the event.
He exonerated the leadership of the APC, especially President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that the attack at the venue of the convention was being plotted by persons in the lower rung of the party.
However, delegates, party supporters and the traders conducted themselves orderly as they were all monitored by the security operatives to ensure that there was no breach of regulations.
One of the operatives told NAN on condition of anonymity that they had instructions to remain alert and ensure that nothing went wrong. (NAN)


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