The ongoing National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has been suspended.
The Nigeria’s main opposition party disclosed this on Saturday afternoon via its verified official Facebook page.
“This is to inform our supporters nationwide, all the delegates to the National Convention in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State that the National Convention has been suspended,” the Facebook post read.
PDP explained that the reason behind the suspension of the convention, which has generated controversies, was “due to the numerous court cases and the directives from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, not to supervise elections into some offices.”
“The 2016 National Convention is suspended to allow time for the cases in court to be resolved,” the party said and concluded that it “regrets any inconveniences arising from this suspension.”