Security has been beefed up within the vicinity of the Court of Appeal, Abuja venue of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.  

The tribunal is set to deliver judgment in the petition filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the Feb. 23 general election.  

Security personnel comprising mainly men of the Nigeria Police, the Department of State Services and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps mounted checks at both ends of the stretch of the road to the court.  

Lawyers and journalists who arrived the court premises located in the Three Arms Zone, were subjected to checks by security personnel.

The tribunal on August 21 reserved judgment in the petition after parties adopted their addresses. Justice Mohammed Garba, Chairman of the five-man panel of justices had stated that the judgment date would be communicated to parties.

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