Heavy Security at Abia Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal Ahead of Judgment

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There is a heavy security presence at the premises of the Federal High Court, Umuahia, the venue for the sitting of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal.

Bellnews reports that the tribunal is set to deliver judgment today in the petitions filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Chief Okey Ahiwe, and his All Progressives Congress, APC, counterpart, High Chief Ikechi Emenike, against the victory of Gov. Alex Otti of the Labour Party.

Reports have it that a combined team of security operatives is screening everyone accessing the court premises. Journalists have little space to operate as the courtroom is filled.

The heavy security presence is apparently to prevent any breakdown of law and order.

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