The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has explained that the closure of the road leading to the Court of Appeal, venue of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, on Wednesday, was to secure the area.
In a statement by the command Spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, it was explaimed that the closure was for Wednesday only and was to prevent breakdown of law and order.
“The command wants to reiterate that its action was purely to avoid any clash that might arise between supporters of political parties involved in the case.
“The command seizes this medium to appreciate residents for their usual cooperation and reassure them that their safety is its utmost priority,’’ he said.
Manzah added that the command regretted the inconveniences the closure might have caused residents of the territory.
It was earlier reported that the police, in the early hours of Wednesday, closed the access road leading to the tribunal, causing traffic gridlock around the city centre.