The Supreme Court has said the fire incident that occurred in its complex on Monday morning has no connection with, and won’t have any effect on the presidential election petition.
Premium Politics had reported earlier that a wing of the Supreme Court complex situated at the Three-Arm-Zone, Abuja, was engulfed by fire.
Many had feared that sensitive documents would have been destroyed by the fire and may affect the yet-to-be scheduled judgement of the presidential election.
However, speaking during an interview on Arise TV on Monday, the Public Relations Officer for the Apex Court, Festus 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.
“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.”