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April 15, 2024

Presidential tribunal approves live broadcast of verdict

The Court of Appeal Headquarters has announced that the impending judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court will be broadcasted live as move towards promoting transparency and public engagement.

The decision aims to provide Nigerians with an opportunity to witness the outcome of the petitions before the court, fostering openness in the judicial process.

Umar Bangari, the Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal Headquarters, issued a statement on Monday, revealing the date for the much-anticipated judgment, set for September 6, 2023.

The verdict pertains to several petitions, including CA/PEPC/03/2023 involving 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, and CA/PEPC/05/2023 between Abubakar Atiku & Anor VS. Independent National Electoral Commission & 2 Ors.

“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 6th September 2023,” the statement read.

“In a bid to promote transparency and openness, these judgments will be televised live by interested Television Stations for the public to follow.”

While emphasizing the significance of this development, Bangari outlined the access arrangements for the judgment day. Only accredited individuals, such as legal representatives and delegates of political parties, will be granted entry to the courtroom. The statement advised members of the public to tune in to their television sets to observe the proceedings.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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