The presidential election petition tribunal has announced that its judgement will be broadcast live on Wednesday, September 6.
The chief registrar of the court of appeal in Abuja, Umar Bangari, in a statement on Monday, said the presidential tribunal will allow interested television stations to televise the judgments for the public to follow in order to promote transparency and openness in the process.
The judgments will pertain to several petitions, including those involving Peter Gregory Obi, the Allied Peoples Movement, and Abubakar Atiku, challenging the Independent National Electoral Commission and others.
Bangari said access to the court premises will be limited to accredited individuals, including counsel and political party representatives. Members of the public interested in following the proceedings are advised to watch them on television.
The statement reads, “In a bid to promote transparency and openness, these judgments will be televised live by interested Television Stations for the public to follow.
“The court of appeal wishes to inform the general public that judgment in the following petitions before the Presidential Election Petition Court will be delivered on Wednesday 6. September, 2023:
“• CAREPC/03/2023 between Mr. Peter Gregory Obi & Anor VS. Independent National Electoral Commission & 3 Ors.
“• CA/PEPC/04/2023 between Allied Peoples Movement VS. Independent National Electoral Commission & 4 Ors.
“• CA/PEPC/05/2023 between Abubakar Atiku & Anor VS. Independent National Electoral Commission & 2 Ors.
“Access to the Court premises will be strictly on accreditation.
“Only accredited individuals, including counsel and representatives of political parties, will be granted access into the Courtroom.
“Interested members of the public are advised to watch proceedings from their television sets.”
KanyiDaily recalls that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal also scheduled the judgment for the petitions challenging the election of President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.