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#Like Atiku, Peter Obi and Labour Party request for live broadcast of presidential election tribunal proceedings

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The Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has expressed his support for Atiku Abubakar’s request to broadcast the court proceedings of the 2023 presidential election cases live.

Obi’s position was made known by his lead lawyer, Dr Levi Ozoukwu, SAN, shortly after Wednesday’s court session.

Speaking with journalists outside the courtroom, Ozoukwu, who noted that Atiku’s request was not novel, said the current situation in the country today has made live broadcast of the court’s sitting imperative.

Ozoukwu said as such, Obi and the Labour Party, will give their full support to Atiku and PDP at the hearing of the application.

According to him, live broadcast of the proceedings will enable, “Nigerians have first hand information on the goings-on” at the tribunal, adding that it will clear whatever doubts in the minds of Nigerian, regarding the proceedings.

He noted that live broadcast of court’s proceedings was initiated by the colonial masters but was later jettisoned by politicians when the country gained independence.

While arguing that the realities on ground today supports live broadcast, Ozoukwu pointed out that the courtroom is too small and can hardly accommodate 200 persons which is a far cry from a reasonable representation of the people.

The Presidential Election Petition Court hearing cases against the conduct of the February 25 presidential election adjourned the petition of Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) against the election of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for one week.

The adjournment was at the instance of all parties to the matter, aimed at achieving an expeditious hearing of the petition.

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