Why We Closed Road To Abuja Appeal Court - Police
IGP Mohammed Adamu

Police in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, have said they closed the road leading to the Court of Appeal, venue of Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, to secure the area.

Concise News understands that operatives of the police had in the early hours of Wednesday, May 15, closed the access road leading to the tribunal, causing gridlock.

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Spokesman for the police command in Abuja, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said that the closure was for Wednesday only and was to prevent breakdown of law and order.

“The command wants to reiterate that its action was purely to avoid any clash that might arise between supporters of political parties involved in the case,” he said in a statement.

“The command seizes this medium to appreciate residents for their usual cooperation and reassure them that their safety is its utmost priority.’’

Atiku Abubakar and his party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are challenging the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the tribunal.

They claim that the 2019 presidential election results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were manipulated to favour Buhari.

INEC had announced that Buhari polled 15,191,847 votes while the former vice president got 11,262,978.