In light of the impending judgment day for the petitions challenging President Bola Tinubu’s election, staff members of the Court of Appeal have been advised to remain at home on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.
The decision was conveyed in a memo signed by Oluwaleye David, acting on behalf of the Chief Registrar of the Court, Umar Bangari. This measure has been taken to foster a tranquil and conducive atmosphere during the special sitting of the presidential election tribunal petition at the Abuja division of the court.
Chief Registrar Umar Bangari had previously announced the tribunal’s intention to deliver the judgment on September 6, emphasizing a commitment to transparency and openness. He further mentioned that the proceedings would be televised live by interested television stations to allow the public to follow the events closely.
Access to the court premises would be restricted to accredited individuals, including legal counsel and representatives of political parties, while the general public was encouraged to observe the proceedings from the comfort of their homes.
To ensure a secure environment for the tribunal session, comprehensive security measures have been put in place, both at the court’s entrance and throughout the court complex.
The petitions challenging President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 election have been brought forward by prominent figures such as Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP); and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).