Rivers Police orders 24 hours surveillance on PDP Secretariat

CP Rivers State Dan Bature

Dan Bature, Commissioner of Police, Rivers State

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Dan Bature, CP Rivers State
Dan Bature, CP Rivers State

The Rivers state Police Commissioner, Dan Bature, has ordered round the clock surveillance of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Secretariat along Port Harcourt/Aba Expressway in Port Harcourt, after a failed attempt to burn down the state party headquarters in the early hours today.

The Police Commissioner gave the order after paying a visit to the Party Secretariat to assess the extent of damage.

Felix Obuah, Chairman of PDP, had pointed accusing fingers at some governorship aspirants on the party platform who he described as “desperate politicians”.

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The early arrival of state fire service helped to put out the fire.

According to Obuah, the “attempt to burn the party secretariat has being carried out by desperate politicians who want the party to postpone the party’s ward and local government Congresses scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday. They have failed because arrangements have been concluded and we are going ahead. Nobody can stop it. PDP will come tops”.

“We have been watching on television comments of some desperate politicians threatening the party.”Obuah said.

The fire incident this morning happened 24 hours after 15 PDP governorship aspirants held a mega rally insisting on rotation of power in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the Liberation Stadium, urging President Goodluck Jonathan and national leadership to intervene in crisis rocking the state branch of the party allegedly hijacked by the Nyesom Wike, former Minister for Education who also has ambition to be governor.

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