The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as suspicious the fire incident at a section of the Supreme Court on Monday.
A statement issued by the party’s spokesman, Debo Ologunagba, expressed worry, especially with heightened public apprehension of possible arsonist attack with the intent to frustrate the Supreme Court from effectively discharging its constitutional duties.
Before the Supreme Court are high profile electoral cases, including the appeal filed by the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, against the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Court.
According to Ologunagba: “Our Party demands for an immediate full-scale investigation into the fire outbreak with the view to unraveling 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) administrations.
“While calling on the Federal Government to beef up security around the Supreme Court, the PDP also demands that Nigerians must be assured of the safety of sensitive documents and equipment at the Court especially at this critical time.”