The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has commenced sitting in Abuja amid tight security.
The tribunal is presided over by the President of the Court of the Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa.
Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mallam Nuhu Ribadu is representing President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) while National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus is representing the party.
Three other petitions filed by other political parties and their candidates will also be heard today.
Naija News learnt that a combined Security team who blocked the entrance of Appeal Court Abuja stopped all vehicular and human movement in the area and motorists. The combined Security team asked all motorists to use alternative routes which have caused serious traffic gridlock in the area.
Armed soldiers and policemen are currently stationed at the presidential villa gate junction and police headquarters as well as perimeters of the court.
Commuters were seen trekking long distances to get to their destinations. Many people have described the show of force by the security agents as uncalled for and unnecessary. As at the time of this report the tribunal have not commenced sitting.
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