Obi, Labour Party Urge Tribunal To Televise Proceedings
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News - May 10, 2023

Obi, Labour Party Urge Tribunal To Televise Proceedings

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) has filed an application asking that the media should be granted access to televise the proceedings of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.

The Labour Party also followed suit by filling an application seeking the hearings to be aired.

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had earlier filed a similar application.

Chris Uche, the counsel of the former vice president, 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.

In reaction to this development, the tribunal adjourned the prehearing session on Obi and the LP’s petition till May 17 at the instance of the petitioners.

The counsel to Obi, Livy Uzoukwu, 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.

Uzoukwu also 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.

The counsels of INEC, the APC, and the President-elect and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima confirmed the agreement.

Following this, 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 Akin Osuntokun, the Director General of the 2023 LP Campaign Organisation.

Petition court adjourn the proceedings

The Presidential Election Petition Court took the decision to adjourn the petition against the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, by the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

The court took the decision on the request for adjournment by parties to the petition.

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