Presidential Tribunal Approves Live Judgment Broadcast for Transparency
The Court of Appeal Headquarters has announced its commitment to transparency and openness in the upcoming presidential tribunal judgment. In a statement released by the Chief Registrar, Umar Bangari, it was disclosed that the judgment on the pending petitions will be delivered on September 6, 2023.
The specific cases include CA/PEPC/03/2023, featuring Mr. Peter Gregory Obi & Anor against Independent National Electoral Commission & 3 Ors; CA/PEPC/04/2023, involving Allied Peoples Movement against Independent National Electoral Commission & 4 Ors; and CA/PEPC/05/2023, with Abubakar Atiku & Anor against Independent National Electoral Commission & 2 Ors.
In a move to uphold transparency, these judgments will be broadcasted live by interested television stations, allowing Nigerians to closely follow the proceedings.
Furthermore, the Court of Appeal has imposed strict accreditation measures for access to the courtroom on judgment day. Only accredited individuals, including legal counsel and representatives of political parties, will be granted entry. Members of the public are encouraged to watch the proceedings from the comfort of their homes. The Court seeks the full cooperation of the general public to ensure a seamless and orderly process.