The Court of Appeal in Abuja has directed its workers to stay home on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, the day scheduled for judgment in the petitions challenging the election of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The Chief Registrar of the Court, Oluwaleye Oluwasegun David, informed the workers in a memo on Monday, September 4, 2023.
According to him, only those with tags would be allowed entry into the court premises on Wednesday – the judgement day.
The memo said the measure was taken to “create a conducive and peaceful atmosphere” for the special sitting of the Presidential Election Tribunal.
The tribunal is hearing petitions filed by Peter Obi of the Labour Party, Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party, and the Allied Peoples Movement, challenging Tinubu’s victory in the February 2023 presidential election.
The memo said: “In view of the above, very strong security apparatus have been arranged to man the entrance of the Court and also in all strategic areas of the Court Complex.
“In addition, only staff with tags provided by the Management will be allow into the Court premises. Please be informed as instructed.”