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Presidential election tribunal to televise judgment on Wednesday live, says Appeal Court Registrar

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The Presidential Petition Electoral Tribunal hearing the petitions challenging the election of President Bola Tinubu will deliver its ruling on September 6, according to the Court of Appeal registrar on Monday.

The Court of Appeal also the presidential tribunal judgment on the petitions before it would be transmitted live.

The court said this was to promote, transparency and openness and for Nigerians to watch.

The Chief Registrar, Court of Appeal HQ, Umar Bangari, said in a statement while disclosing the date for the judgment on the matter.

“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 6th September 2023: CA/PEPC/03/2023 between Peter Gregory Obi & Anor VS. Independent National Electoral Commission & 3 Ors.

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CA/PEPC/04/2023 between Allied Peoples Movement VS. Independent National Electoral Commission & 4 Ors. CA/PEPC/05/2023 between Abubakar Atiku & Anor VS. Independent National Electoral Commission & 2 Ors. 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 on 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.

Tinubu was announced the winner of the presidential election in February which his main opponents have disputed. Candidates of the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and its Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi who came second and third in the race challenged Tinubu’s victory in court.

Tinubu was sworn in as Nigeria’s president on May 29, despite the election challenge and has been under pressure to quickly improve economic and security conditions.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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