DAY 9: ELECTION PETITION COURT REJECTS TELECAST OF PROCEEDINGS
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The Presidential Election Petition Courtroom has dismissed an software looking for stay broadcast of proceedings of the Election Petition hearings. In a unanimous ruling the five-member panel mentioned permitting cameras within the courtroom for stay streaming or broadcast of proceedings is not supplied for in Nigeria’s legal guidelines.
The appliance was dismissed for missing in advantage as permitting such will quantity to dramatization of the proceedings of the Courtroom.
The lead ruling ready and skim by Chairman of the Presidential Election Petition Courtroom, Justice Haruna Tsammani, notes that stay telecast of court docket proceedings is a coverage matter one the court docket lacks energy to put in force, besides the Judiciary embraces identical.
In its ruling, the Courtroom additional harassed that it’s guided by the foundations as procedures, including it solely has powers to listen to and decide the petitions earlier than it and never experiment on improvements corresponding to televising of court docket proceedings.
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