Security Beefed up Around Appeal Court as Tribunal Delivers Judgement in Atiku Vs Buhari Suit
Security was beefed up on Wednesday within the vicinity of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, as the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal delivers judgment in the petition filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging president Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the Feb. 23 general election.
Security personnel comprising mainly men of the Nigeria Police, the Department of State Services and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps mounted security checks at both ends of the stretch of the road to the court.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Lawyers and journalists who arrived the court premises located in the Three Arms Zone, were subjected to checks by security personnel.
The tribunal had on Aug.21 reserved judgment in the petition after parties adopted their addresses.
Justice Mohammed Garba, Chairman of the five-man panel of justices, had stated that the judgment date would be communicated to parties.
President Buhari was declared winner of the election after scoring 15,191,847 votes as against Atiku’s 11, 262,978 votes.