The Supreme Court has doused tension, saying the fire outbreak that broke out in a section of its complex in Abuja on Monday morning has no connection with the presidential election petitions and will not be affected by it.
The Supreme Court of Nigeria’s spokesman, Festus Akande stated this during an interview on Arise TV on Monday.
It was reported earlier that a wing of the Supreme Court complex situated at the Three-Arm-Zone, Abuja, was engulfed by fire on Monday morning.
While the news broke, some individuals claimed the incident would affect the appeal filed by the presidential candidates of the Labour Party and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Patry (PDP) seeking the nullification of the tribunal’s verdict which affirmed the victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
However, speaking with Arise TV, Akande said that the fire outbreak won’t affect anything in the court.
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.”