Supreme Court Speaks On Fire Outbreak Affecting Presidential Election Petition

Supreme Court Speaks On Fire Outbreak Affecting Presidential Election Petition

The Public Relations Officer for the Court of Appeal, Festus Akande, has said the fire incident that occurred on Monday morning will not affect the presidential election petition.

It was earlier reported that a fire outbreak on Monday morning occurred at the Supreme Court of Nigeria at Three Arms Zone in Abuja, destroying some parts of the federal institution.

The mysterious fire burnt down some justices’ offices and forced some building occupants to scamper for safety.

Many Nigerians, while reacting to the incident, claimed that the Supreme Court would give reason not to hear the suit filed by Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi and his counterpart, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

However, during an interview on Arise TV on Monday, Akande stated that the fire outbreak has no connection with the petition in court.

He noted that the fire outbreak affected a chamber with a computer, equipment and functional library due to an electrical fault.

He said, “As a matter of fact, there’s no single connection, and it won’t affect anything in the court.

“This incident occurred in a chamber equipped with a computer and other equipment, as well as a functional library used by any justice occupying such chamber.

“The only thing that was affected were the books and computer equipment in the chamber. Even the books are replaceable.

Also, it has nothing to do with it because it was from an electrical fault, which could happen anywhere, and there are things that happen daily.”

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