Presidential election tribunal rejects live broadcast
… No cause for worry–Atiku, PDP
The presidential election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja has dismissed the applications seeking a live televised of the proceedings that were filed by candidates of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Mr. Peter Obi respectively for lacking in merit.
The tribunal dismissed the applications, today, while delivering its ruling on the contentions submitted by the parties.
Commenting on the ruling, Atiku said the dismissal was not a setback to their petition against President-elect Bola Tinubu.
Atiku spoke through his counsel, EyitayoJegedewhile fielding questions from journalists shortly after the tribunal’s decision.
“There is no setback here. The court, in its wisdom, decided that the subject of our application on the live streaming and open telecast did not, in any way, connect with the merit of our petition.Tomorrow, we will be here by God’s grace for a pre-hearing report that will determine the progress of the petition and the time the petition will be heard and concluded,” Jegede said.
Asked if they still had confidence in the court, the lawyer said there’s no cause for alarm.
“For us, we are prepared for a hearing. Our faith in the tribunal is intact,” he said.