The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has voiced concerns over the recent fire outbreak that the Supreme Court experienced on Monday.
In a statement responding to the outbreak and signed by Debo Ologunagba, its national publicity secretary, the party called for a thorough inquiry into the outbreak with an aim to determine the circumstances or potential sabotage in the occurrence.
“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,” the statement read in part.
The PDP asks that the investigation’s findings be made public, in contrast to those of other fires that occurred in various government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, which the PDP alleged were routinely covered up by All Progressives Congress (APC) governments.
News About Nigeria had earlier on Monday reported the fire outbreak at the country’s apex court.
The incident occurred at a time when the Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party approached the apex court as they sought to overturn the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
PDP’s call coincides with that of former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, who called for an investigation to avoid the spread of false narrative.
Already, the Supreme Court has clarified that the outbreak will not in any way affect the petition brought by Peter Obi and Atiku against the election of President Bola Tinubu.