There is tight security at the Supreme Court as hearings begin for three petitions seeking to overturn President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s reelection.
Unauthorized attorneys and litigants were kept outside the courthouse by heavily armed security guards.
From the main entrance of the supreme court, our correspondent saw that people with no direct involvement were being redirected.
The courtroom was restricted to only Tinubu’s lawyers, led by Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, Atiku Abubakar’s lawyers, led by Chris Uche SAN, and INEC’s lawyers, led by Abubakar Mahmoud.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the APC National Secretary, Senator Bashir Ajibola, and five others were seated in court at the time of this report. The Chief of Staff to the President is Femi Gbajabiamila. The National Security Adviser is Nuhu Ribadu.
Lack of confirmation of identities of panel members who will hear the petitions was also causing some unease in the courtroom.