Po­lice beef up se­cu­rity ahead of Kwara PDP congress

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, Ilorin

Ahead of to­day’s congress of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State, the state po­lice com­mand said it has de­ployed enough of­fi­cers and men to pro­vide se­cu­rity at the venues of the congress.

The state Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Mr. Am­brose Ais­abo, said the se­cu­rity ar­range­ment would in­volve all the Area Com­mands in Ilorin to fore­stall break­down of law and or­der as wit­nessed dur­ing last Mon­day’s ward congress of the party.

Daily Trust gath­ered that the congress to elect the state chair­man of the party would be held in two venues- one for ac­cred­i­ta­tion of del­e­gates and other of­fi­cials, while the ac­tual congress would take place at an­other venue.

Speak­ing to our cor­re­spon­dent, the po­lice com­mis­sioner said, “ad­e­quate per­son­nel have been de­ployed to the two venues and other parts of the town to en­sure that we would not ex­pe­ri­ence what hap­pened dur­ing the first ward congress”.

He warned mem­bers of the party to con­duct them­selves peace­fully, say­ing po­lice would not tol­er­ate “ir­re­spon­si­bil­ity, ir­re­spon­si­bil­ity, in­tol­er­ance, in­tim­i­da­tion, thug­gery and vi­o­lence”.

“Of course you are aware that we have charged 14 of their so-called sup­port­ers to court on Thurs­day, last week. They are al­ready in court”, he added.

PHOTO Shehu K. Goro

From right: Shehu of Borno Al­haji Abubakar Umar Ibn Gar­bai El-Kamem, Sul­tan of Sokoto Al­haji Muham­mad Sa’ad Abubakar, Gover­nor Mukhtar Ra­malan Yero of Kaduna and the Emir of Gwandu Al­haji Bashir Iliyasu, at the Jama’atu Nas­ril Is­lam Cen­tral Coun­cil meet­ing in Kaduna yes­ter­day.

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