Former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole is set to emerge as the new chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress as the convention holds in Abuja today barring any unforeseen circumstances.
Hurdles to his emergence were cleared as the last opponent, Clement Ebiri stepped down at the last minute to give the former labour leader an easy victory to succeed Chief Odigie Oyegun.
Meanwhile to ensure maximum security at the venue of the convention, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris has directed the implementation of a robust Security Arrangement to ensure a secured and hitch-free convention.
A total number of Five Thousand (5000) Police Personnel comprising, the Police Mobile Force (PMF), the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Special Protection Unit (SPU), the Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), the Police Mounted Troop, The Dog Section (K9), the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID), The Police Air-wing and the Force Armament Unit have been deployed under the supervision of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Department of Operations, to ensure adequate security for all the accredited participants at the convention. Security coverage have been provided also at all the accreditation centres.
In addition, two (2) Police Helicopters, Six (6) Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) are already deployed for the security of the convention. Personnel of other security and safety agencies are also being deployed to complement the Nigeria Police Force in ensuring adequate security and a hitch-free convention.
Only accredited delegates accredited party officials bearing the APC clearance/identification tags will be allowed into the venue. Personnel of all Security and Safety agencies deployed for the security of the convention must also wear the certified identification tag conspicuously at the venue. Only one (1) aide will be allowed to follow their principals into the venue of the convention.
The Nigeria Police Force also warned all unauthorised individual(s) and group(s) who have no business with the convention to steer clear of the venue. The full weight of the law will be applied on any person or group of persons who try to disrupt the orderliness and conduct of the convention.