In the wake of a fire incident that transpired on Monday morning at a section of the Supreme Court complex in the Three-Arm-Zone, Abuja, Festus Akande, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Supreme Court, has provided reassurances that the incident will not have any adverse impact on the ongoing presidential election petition.
Speaking during an exclusive interview on Arise TV on Monday, Akande addressed concerns about the potential ramifications of the fire, emphasizing that it would not disrupt any court proceedings.
The incident, which was earlier reported by LatestNaija.news, occurred in a specific chamber within the Supreme Court complex.
Akande disclosed that the affected chamber was equipped with computer systems, legal resources, and a functional library, all of which are regularly used by justices occupying that particular chamber.
“As a matter of fact, there’s no single connection, and it won’t affect anything in the court,” Akande assured viewers during the interview.
Elaborating on the extent of the damage, he stated, “The only things that were affected were the books and computer equipment in the chamber. Even the books are replaceable.”
He further clarified that the fire was a result of an electrical fault, a relatively common occurrence that can happen anywhere. “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,” Akande concluded.
Despite the minor setback caused by the fire incident, the Supreme Court remains committed to ensuring that the presidential election petition continues without interruption. The damaged equipment and books are set to be replaced promptly, and any potential delays are expected to be minimal.