Published On: Wed, Aug 17th, 2016

JUST IN! PDP Convention: We Are Confused, INEC Cries Out.



Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is confused whether to monitor today’s national convention of the Peoples

Democratic Party (PDP) holding in Port Harcourt folliwng two conflicting court rulings. Recall that Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday had insisted that the PDP must stop its planned national convention just as Justice Ibrahim Watila of the Port Harcourt Division of the Federal High Court, directing the INEC, IGP and others to monitor the convention.

According to Punch newspaper, some national commissioners that INEC was in a dilemma over which order of the different courts it should obey concerning the convention.

It reported that INEC had sent a delegation to Port Harcourt, based on the Rivers State court ruling, mandating it to monitor the convention.

Speaking to a national commissioner who does not want his name in print, he said; “We have just been told that we should not be at the convention on the order of Justice Abang. Yet, another court in Port Harcourt said we must be there.

“These are same courts with same powers under the same President, because the Federal High Court in

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