Presidential Tribunal: Atiku, PDP make case for live broadcast of proceedings

The Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has approached the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) hearing his case against the outcome of the February 25 presidential polls, for an order allowing live broadcast of the day to day proceedings regarding his petition.

Atiku and the PDP in an application dated May 5, is specifically praying the tribunal for “An order Directing the Court’s Registry and the parties on modalities for admission of Media Practitioners and their Equipment into the courtroom.”

The application filed on their behalf by their team of lawyers led by Chief Chris Uche, SAN, is predicated amongst other grounds that: The matter before the Honourable Court is a dispute over the outcome of the Presidential Election held on 25th February 2023, a matter of national concern and public interest, involving citizens and voters in the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, who voted and participated in the said election; and the International Community as regards the workings of Nigeria‚Äôs Electoral Process”.