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11 févr. 2019 | 11h26 UTC

Nigeria: Opposition party holds political rally in Port Harcourt February 11

Nigeria Alerte de sécurité

Opposition party holds political rally in Port Harcourt on February 11; avoid all gatherings

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/2/2019, 12h00 until 12/2/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Port Harcourt

Event

The People's Democratic Party (PDP), led by presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, is holding a campaign rally at the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium, in Port Harcourt (Rivers state) as of Monday, February 11. A heightened security presence is to be expected near the rally. Significant transportation disruptions are also likely, notably around Port Harcourt International Airport (PHC) as the stadium is located on the same road. Clashes between rally participants, opposition supporters, and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Context

The presidential election in Nigeria is set to take place on February 16. The main presidential contenders are incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

Advice

Individuals in Port Harcourt are advised to monitor the situation and avoid all demonstrations and large public gatherings due to the risk of violence.

 

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