Court dismisses Obi, Atiku applications for live telecast of court proceedings

By Newslineglobal

Presidential Election Petition Court on Monday dismissed the application by the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to allow for a live telecast of the court proceedings.

The application filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party,Atiku Abubakar, for the same reques,t suffered the same fate.

Making references to other countries, the Justice said that live streaming has to be planned and budgeted for and is not carried out from the blues.

He said such an application is never allowed without rules enabling it to come into effect and as such he said the PEP court can not allow it without the necessary framework or policies.

The application lacks merit and is accordingly dismissed,” Justice Tsammani said.

In a unanimous decision of the five-man panel, the court dismissed the application.

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