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Tinubu, APC Opposes Live Broadcast Of Court Hearing: Abuse Of Court


Tinubu, APC Opposes Live Broadcast Of Court Hearing: Abuse Of Court

APC, The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has opposed the request for live broadcast of day-to-day proceedings on petitions seeking to annul his election. APC Opposes

A former Vice President and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the presidential election that held on February 25, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, had in an application dated May 5, prayed the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting in Abuja, to allow its proceedings to be televised.

Atiku, who came second at the presidential election, through his team of lawyers led by Chief Chris Uche, SAN, contended that the petition he lodged against the President-elect, was “a matter of national concern and public interest”. APC Opposes

He argued that the case involved the interest of citizens and electorates in the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, who he said voted and participated in the presidential poll.

Atiku and the PDP insisted that their case against Tinubu, being a unique electoral dispute with a peculiar constitutional dimension, they said it was a matter of public interest in which millions of Nigerian citizens and voters are stakeholders, with the constitutional right to be part of the proceedings.

Candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr. Peter Obi, who equally filed a petition to challenge the outcome of the election, had since thrown his weight behind Atiku’s request.

APC Opposes

APC Opposes

APC Opposes

However, in separate processes they filed before the court, both Tinubu and the APC, urged the court to dismiss Atiku’s application which they described as an abuse of the legal process. APC Opposes.

Tinubu, in a counter-affifavit he filed alongside the Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima, accused Atiku of deliberately attempting to expose the judiciary to public opprobrium.

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