Wednesday, 17 August 2016

I did not seal off PDP convention venue – Rivers CP

THE Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mr. Francis Odesanya, has said that he did not seal off the convention venue of the Peoples Democratic Party, but was only providing security.

                                                             




Odesanya explained that by his action, he was only complying with a court order, even as he said that he was not in a position to interpret  court judgement.

Two Federal High Courts in Abuja and Port Harcourt had given conflicting positions on the PDP National Convention that was to hold in the Rivers State capital.
A blockade mounted by the police on a road leading to Sharks Stadium, the venue of the botched PDP National Convention on Wednesday.

While the court in Port Harcourt had ruled that the convention should hold, the Abuja High Court ordered that the exercise should not hold and warned police and the Independent National Electoral Commission to stay away from it.

But while the police seal off the venue of the convention, the state CP insisted that his men were only providing security.

“I did not seal off the convention venue. I was only providing security. I was only obeying a court order. It is not my duty to interpret court order,” Odesanya stressed.

However, as of 11.35am, most PDP delegates were nowhere around the Sharks Stadium, venue of the convention.