Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal Rejects Live Transmission Of Proceedings                             

Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) has dismissed the application by Peter Obi and the Labour Party (LP) for the live streaming of the court’s proceedings.

The court’s Presiding Justice (PJ), Justice Haruna Tsammani held that such practice was not allowed by any law and could not be introduced by the court without the necessary legal provisions being put in place.

Justice Tsammani, who read the lead-ruling of the court’s unanimous decision, held that the issue of whether or not proceedings should be live streamed is a policy matter to that could only be put in place by the Judiciary or the President of the Court of Appeal.

The court said its decision in similar application by Atiku and the PDP should apply to the application by Obi and the LP.

Counsels to Labour Party and Peter Obi, Awa Kalu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and that of the Peoples Democratic Party and Atiku Abubakar, Chris Uche (SAN) spoke to newsmen after the proceedings