On Monday, the Court of Appeal Headquarters announced that the presidential tribunal’s decisions on the current petitions would be broadcast live.
This initiative is in line with the court’s commitment to ensuring transparency, openness, and allowing Nigerians to witness the proceedings.
The Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal Headquarters, Umar Bangari, conveyed this in a statement where he also revealed that the judgment is scheduled for September 6, 2023.
The statement reads:
“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, September 6, 2023:
CA/PEPC/03/2023 between Mr.Peter Gregory Obi and Anor vs. the Independent National Electoral Commission and 3 others
CA/PEPC/04/2023 between the Allied Peoples Movement vs. the Independent National Electoral Commission and 4 others
CA/PEPC/05/2023 between Abubakar Atiku and Anor vs. the Independent National Electoral Commission and 2 others
In a bid to promote transparency and openness, these judgments will be televised live by interested Television Stations for the public to follow.”
He also said only accredited persons, including counsel and representatives of political parties, would be granted access to the courtroom on judgment day.
“Access to the Court premises will be strictly by accreditation.
Only accredited individuals, including Counsel and representatives of Political Parties, will be granted access to the courtroom.”
“Interested members of the public are advised to watch proceedings from their television sets.
We appeal for the maximum cooperation of the general public to ensure a hitch-free exercise, please,” the statement added.