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Heavy security as PDP holds Edo governorship primary

The police said they would no longer treat party primaries as just a party affair.

• February 22, 2024
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) logo used to illustrate the story

The Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, venue of the Peoples Democratic Party primary election, on Thursday witnessed heavy presence of police operatives.

Motorists were not allowed to access the stadium road as men of the Edo State Traffic Management Agency checked and stopped vehicles intending to use the road to gain entrance into the stadium.

Several police officers stationed along the road, while many others were at the entrance of the stadium, ensuring that only those with business at the venue were allowed in.

The police had, through it spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, on Wednesday, said the crises which occurred at the All Progressives Congress primary election on Saturday was an eye-opener, adding that the police would no longer treat such elections as just a party affair.

“You could remember that we had just a little hitch during a particular party’s election. That was an eye-opener for Edo State Police Command that we should no longer see it (party primaries) as party affairs,” he said.

Mr Nwabuzor noted that the commissioner of police had adequately deployed officers and men for the exercise.

He stated that the vigilantes would not be part of the election process.

Ten aspirants are vying for the PDP governorship ticket.

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