Festus Akande, the Public Relations Officer for Nigeria’s Supreme court, has said the fire incident that occurred on Monday morning has no connection with, and won’t have any effect on the presidential election petition.
A wing of the Supreme Court complex situated at the Three-Arm-Zone, Abuja, was engulfed by fire. Akande stated 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.
He said the incident occurred in a chamber equipped with a computer and other equipment, as well as a functional library used by any justice occupying such a chamber.
He said the only thing that was affected were the books and computer equipment in the chamber. He added that even the books are replaceable.