Breaking: Tribunal adjourns ruling on Atiku’s request for live television of court proceedings

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The Justice Haruna Tsammani-led five-member panel of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) has reserved ruling till a later date on the application by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for live televising of the court’s proceedings.

Justice Tsammani made the announcement a moment ago after the court took arguments from lawyers to parties in the case.

Petitioners’ lawyer, Chris Uche (SAN) prayed the court to grant his clients’ request, while lawyers to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), President-elect, Bola Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) urges the court to reject it.

Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN) for INEC, Woke Olanipekun (SAN) for Tinubu and Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) for the APC described the application as ridiculous, intended to among others, trivialize the court’s business .

They added that the court has met the constitutional requirement by  making sufficient arrangements for the public to follow the proceedings by allowing a large media presence and providing huge television screens at the court’s foyer.