The Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting in Abuja, on Monday, rejected request to allow its day-to-day proceedings on petitions seeking to nullify the outcome of the 2023 presidential election, to be televised.
The Justice Haruna Tsammani-led five member panel dismissed as lacking in merit, was not part of any relief in the petitions before it and it may lead to dramatization of the court proceedinds the application which was brought before it by the two major candidates that are challenging the outcome of the presidential election that held on February 25 said the court held no regulatory framework or policy direction, permitted it to grant such application.
However, in separate processes they filed before the court, both Tinubu and the APC urged the court to dismiss the application which they described as an abuse of the legal process.
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 opprobrim, also claimed the court is not a rostrum or a soapbox. It is not also a stadium or theatre. It is not an arena for public entertainment and that the application, the public at whose behest this application has been presented is not defined, not known, not discernable
INEC equally opposed live broadcast of the proceedings.