- Officers of the Nigerian Army, the police and the civil defence have barricaded the premises of the Court of Appeal in Abuja
- This is as the presidential election tribunal began its sitting
- Roads leading to the police headquarters, the federal secretariat and ministry of finance have been blocked
As the presidential election tribunal begins sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday, May 15, a team of security operatives has surrounded the building.
The said team comprises officers of the Nigerian Army, the police and Civil Defence, Daily Trust reports.
In a bid to boost security, roads leading the police headquarters, the federal secretariat and ministry of finance have been blocked.
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Moreover, movements to and fro the areas were restricted by men of policemen and the personnel of other security agencies.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nuhu Ribadu, pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Tuesday, May 14, represented President Buhari at the proceedings of the presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja.
Reports claimed that one of the parties that contested on Saturday, February 23 presidential election, Hope Democratic Party and its candidate, Ambrose Awuru, filed a petition before the tribunal challenging President Buhari’s victory at the poll.
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