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PEPT: Heavy security as Atiku, Obi’s petitions against Tinubu are decided



Ahead of the judgment on the election petitions challenging the election of President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday (today), there is heavy security presence at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) and other flash points and dark spots in Abuja.

This comes as supporters of the petitioners have been exchanging brickbats on social media, even as they expressed optimism that the ruling would favour their candidates.

However, in preparation for the judgment, scores of armed riot policemen, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and other security operatives in plainclothes were deployed at strategic locations in the Federal Capital Territory in a bid to prevent a breach of law and order that might arise after the judgment.

The judgment will be delivered by the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Haruna Tsammani, assisted by other members of the panel-Justices Stephen Adah, Monsurat Bolaji-Yusuf, Moses Ugo, and Abba Mohammed.

The proceedings will be held at the Court of Appeal, Three Arms zone, Abuja.

The Chief Registrar, Court of Appeal headquarters, Umar Bangari, had disclosed in a statement on Monday that the tribunal verdict will be delivered on Wednesday and aired live on television stations.