The Rivers police command said on Tuesday that it had made adequate security arrangements for the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
PDP-convention venue Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, DSP, Public Relations Officer of the command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that the command had carried out necessary deployments for the convention.
“ The command is prepared for the convention; necessary deployments have been carried out and we are prepared for the convention,” he said. Omoni said the command had made arrangements to protect lives and property in the state while the convention was on.
“ Remember, that there are other Nigerians living in the state. “The command is aware of this fact and will provide security for all including those attending the convention and others living in the state,” he said. The spokesman however declined to disclose the number of police personnel deployed for the convention.
Meanwhile, Sharks stadium, Port Harcourt, venue of the convention, is now wearing a new look. NAN correspondent who visited the stadium, reports that workers were seen putting finishing touches to the podium and spectators stand.
Security was also tight as policemen and other security officials were seen screening people entering the stadium. Some officials of the PDP were also seen at the venue inspecting final preparations by various committees charged with organising the convention.