Supreme Court Opens Up on Fire Incident: “It Won’t Affect Presidential Election Petition”

Supreme Court Opens Up on Fire Incident: “It Won’t Affect Presidential Election Petition”

  • The Supreme Court has given an update regarding the fire outbreak that occurred on Monday morning, September 25
  • Festus Akande, Supreme Court spokesman, disclosed that the incident will not affect the tribunal's judgment on the petitions filed against Bola Tinubu's victory
  • Speaking further, he noted that only books and computer equipment were affected by the inferno, and they are replaceable

FCT, Abuja - The spokesperson of the Supreme Court, Festus Akande, has assured that the Monday, September 25, fire incident at a wing of the court's complex in Abuja will not affect the presidential election petition tribunal proceedings.

Nigerian Supreme Court complex
Supreme Court says the fire outbreak won't affect the presidential election petition. Photo credit: Supreme Court
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During an interview on Arise TV, Akande emphasised that the fire incident would not impact the court proceedings in any way.

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The incident, which occurred on Monday morning, affected a chamber equipped with computers, equipment, and a functional library used by a justice occupying the chamber.

However, Akande clarified that only the books and computer equipment were affected. He noted that they were replaceable, The Nigerian Tribune reported.

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He attributed the incident to an electrical fault, stating that it was not related to the court proceedings and could happen anywhere due to daily occurrences, Vanguard report added.

Watch Akande's interview below:

Reactions as fire guts Supreme Court

Following the viral video of the fire outbreak at the Supreme Court in Abuja, a fresh controversy has ensued.

This tragic development has left netizens suspicious about the fire incident occurring days after the PDP and LP filed their petition against the tribunal judgement.

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Some netizens believe the fire incident was orchestrated deliberately to delay the case filed before the apex court.

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Meanwhile, Wasiu Olawale Sadare, the spokesman of the Oyo state All Progressives Congress (APC), predicted the outcome of the Supreme Court judgement in the case filed by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) flagbearer, Peter Obi against Bola Tinubu's victory.

Sadare, in a chat with on Sunday, September 16, disclosed that Atiku and Obi have no genuine case against Tinubu.

According to him, the presidential hopefuls are only in court to get more support. Hence, Tinubu will defeat them.


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