The spokesman for the Supreme Court, Dr. Festus Akande has said that the fire incident that occurred today at the apex court would not affect the presidential election petition appeals filed by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and and Mr. Peter Obi of Labour Party.

CITY LAWYER had reported that a fire outbreak occurred early today at the Supreme Court of Nigeria located at the Three Arms Zone in Abuja, destroying some parts of the court complex.

The mysterious fire forced some workers to raise alarm while others fled the scene.

While many Nigerians speculated on the effect of the fire outbreak on the appeals brought by Atiku and Obi, Akande told Arise TV today that the fire outbreak has no connection with the petition in court.

He noted that the fire outbreak affected a chamber with a computer, equipment and functional library due to an electrical fault, adding: “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.”

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