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Heavy Security Presence at Presidential Election Petition Court, Abuja


Abuja – Ahead of the highly anticipated presidential election petition court proceedings scheduled for today, armed security operatives have established a strict security cordon around the vicinity. This extensive security deployment is aimed at ensuring the safety and integrity of the proceedings.

As one approaches the court premises, there are three distinct checkpoints positioned between the Ministry of Finance Headquarters and the entrance to the court. At the entrance gate, rigorous checks are being carried out.


The names of accredited individuals, including lawyers, party representatives, staff, and journalists, are meticulously verified before granting access. Subsequently, thorough searches are conducted on those who have been cleared at the gate.

Inside the court premises, a visible presence of security personnel can be observed actively scanning strategic locations for any potential explosive devices or dangerous weapons. Currently, no unauthorized individuals are permitted to enter the courtroom itself, underscoring the gravity of the proceedings.

The nation’s citizens from diverse backgrounds are eagerly awaiting the live televised proceedings, which will take place at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, the capital city.


This legal battle stems from the challenge posed by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), who contest the validity of President Bola Tinubu’s declaration as the winner of the 2023 presidential election.

Prominent figures such as Vice President Kashim Shettima, several governors, and chieftains from various political parties, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Labour Party (LP), have already arrived at the court premises.

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APC governors currently in court include those from Kogi, Nassarawa, Imo, Ekiti, Yobe, and Bauchi states. Additionally, present at the court proceedings are the Chief of Staff to the President, the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, the Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo, and Aisha Yesufu.

Also seen in attendance are notable figures, including Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed; Julius Abure from the Labour Party; Abdullahi Ganduje, the National Chairman of the APC; and Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule.

Further updates to come as this crucial legal battle unfolds.

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