By our reporter
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the fire incident that occurred at the Supreme Court on Monday was suspicious.
A section of the apex court went up in flames at about 7 a.m. on Monday.
Although the cause of the unfortunate incident is yet unknown, the Federal Capital Territory Police Command has commenced investigation into the matter.
Reacting, the PDP, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, said the development was suspicious, citing the appeal of electoral matters pending in the court.
The statement reads, “The PDP is worried over the fire outbreak, especially given heightened public apprehension of possible arsonist attack, with the intent to cripple and frustrate the Supreme Court from effectively discharging its constitutional duties, especially with regard to high-profile electoral cases, including the Presidential Election Appeals pending before it.
“Our party demands an immediate full-scale investigation into the fire outbreak with the view to unravelling the circumstances or possible sabotage in the incident.
“The PDP insists that the outcome of the investigation should be made public unlike those of previous fire incidents in various government Ministries, Departments and Agencies which were characteristically swept under the carpet by the All Progressives Congress (APC) @OfficialAPCNg administrations.
“While calling on the Federal Government to beef up security around the Supreme Court, the PDP also demands that Nigerians be assured of the safety of sensitive documents and equipment at the court, especially at this critical time”.
Recall that the Labour Party presidential candidate in the last election, Peter Obi, and his counterpart in PDP, Atiku Abubakar, recently appealed the tribunal judgement on the petition they both filed against the election of President Bola Tinubu on