BREAKING: Obi insists on live transmission of presidential election tribunal proceedings  



The Labour Party (LP) and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on Wednesday joine Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in asking that proceedings of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal be beamed live to Nigerians.

The former Vice President, through his lawyer, Chris Uche, had on Tuesday, urged the court to grant permission for the televising of proceedings in his petition challenging the return of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Bola Tinubu as the winner of the election.

Echoing the same sentiments, Obi asked the same relief from the tribunal, which deferred ruling on the matter coming during the prehearing session on Obi and the LP’s petition till May 17 at the instance of the petitioners, same as it did with that of Atiku, which was moved to Thursday, May 11.

Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), who had told the tribunal that further prehearing on the petition should be adjourned till a later date as they have pending processes to be filed and served, noted that it was a unanimous decision between the petitioner and the respondents, including the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Tinubu to adjourn the matter till May 17.

After the lawyers to INEC, the APC, and the President-elect and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima confirmed the agreement, the tribunal adjourned the prehearing session till May 17 to enable the parties to decide on documents that are not in contention and the ones that are controversial.

Present at the proceeding were Obi and the Director General of the 2023 LP Campaign Organisation, Akin Osuntokun.

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