Presidential Election Petition Court Dismisses Obi, Labour Party Motion For Live Streaming Of Proceedings

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The Presidential Election Petition Court has dismissed the application by Peter Obi and the Labour Party for live-streaming of the proceedings of the court.

Njenje Media News reports that Lawyer to Obi and the LP, Awa Kalu SAN had urged the court to grant the application for live telecast of the electoral petition in the interest of the public.

Counsels for the respondents in reaction to the suit moved their various counter-affidavits and prayed the court to reject the application for lacking merit and constituting a distraction to the court.

The court in a unanimous ruling, held that issues of not televising the proceedings do not amount to a lack of fair hearing on the part of the petition.

The chairman of the panel, Justice Haruna Tsamani in his lead ruling held that the order sought by the petitioner is outside the scope of the petition.

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