Live telecast: Atiku, Obi loses bid for Presidential Election Petition Court proceedings

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On Monday just like the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the last election, the candidate of the Labour Party LP in the same election, Peter Gregory Obi has lost his bid to have the proceedings of the Presidential Election Petition Court broadcast live to Nigerians.

The Court dismissed Obi’s request on the grounds that he failed to cite any authority to back up the request.

Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani who delivered the ruling on Obi’s motion on the request for a live telecast said live streaming of court proceedings ought to be planned and budgeted for before the the commencement of trial of any petition.

The Court said Obi did not disclose what he stands to lose if the proceedings were not televised live.

Having agreed that the request lacked merit in content and substance, the five Justices proceeded to dismiss it entirely.

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