Chuks Okocha in Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it was alarmed by the fire incident at the Supreme Court, describing it as suspicious.
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, stated that,”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.
“Our party demands an immediate full-scale investigation into the fire outbreak with the view to unraveling the circumstances or possible sabotage in the incident.”
The PDP insisted 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.
The PDP called on the federal government to beef up security around the Supreme Court, while also demanding that Nigerians must be assured of the safety of sensitive documents and equipment at the Court especially at this critical time.