Security has been beefed up today 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 and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging president Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the February 23 general election.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 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
NAN reports that lawyers and journalists who arrived at the court premises located in the Three Arms Zone were subjected to checks by security personnel.
The list of dignitaries arriving consists of the big wigs of both parties as well as other political pundits. The latest to arrive was National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus and before that it was the Chief of Staff (COS) to President Muhammad Buhari, Abba Kyari, the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo, and the Director General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu.