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Supreme Court fire won’t affect Presidential election petition

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The court’s public relations officer said that a fire at Nigeria’s Supreme Court complex on Monday morning has no connection to the presidential election petition and will not affect it.

The fire occurred in a chamber equipped with a computer and other equipment and a functional library used by any justice occupying such chamber, Festus Akande said in an interview on Arise TV.

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“The only thing affected were the books and computer equipment in the chamber. Even the books are replaceable,” he said.

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Akande said an electrical fault caused the fire and could have happened anywhere.

A wing of the Supreme Court complex had been engulfed by fire.

The presidential election petition is ongoing, with the Supreme Court expected to deliver a ruling on the matter in the coming weeks.