Tribunal dismisses Atiku, Obi’s application for live broadcast of proceedings


The Presidential Elections petitions Tribunal led by Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani has dismissed the application for live broadcast of its proceedings.

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Justice Tsammani who read the ruling on Monday dismissed the application for lack of merit.

He said the application is a policy issue that can only be established by the judiciary, but no such judicial policy or regulatory framework have been put in place to support the application.

Atiku and the People’s Democratic Party in an application dated May 5, filed by their counsel, Chris Uche, specifically prayed to the court for an order directing the court’s registry and the parties on modalities for admission of media practitioners and their equipment into the courtroom.

Similarly, the Labour Parry and its Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, filed an application in which they argued that Nigerians being stakeholders have a right to have real-time information about the election petition proceedings.