By Andy Chukwu
Security agencies on Wednesday mounted an unusual tight security at the venue of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja.
The tribunal was scheduled to hear the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The petitioners are challenging the election and return of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress(APC) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as winner of the Presidential election held on February 23.
The PDP had, last week, raised an objection over the President of the Court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachuwa, presiding over the petition.
On Wednesday morning, the police blocked all major roads leading to the Court of Appeal and, in effect, caused heavy traffic in the central district of Abuja.
It is not certain what precipitated the very tight security that made the police block all roads leading to the Court.
However, one of the security officers involved in the security arrangement revealed that the checkpoint was to avoid any disruption from supporters of the parties involved in the Presidential Election Tribunal.