The president-elect, Bola Tinubu has promised to address Atiku Abubakar’s request for live broadcast of the proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja.
Bellnewsonline.com reports that the tribunal has therefore adjourned until Thursday to give Tinubu time to respond to the request.
Atiku, the former Vice President and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25 presidential election, had lodged a petition challenging Tinubu’s election. Atiku’s legal team, led by Chief Chris Uche (SAN), urged the court to allow the proceedings to be televised.
In response, Tinubu’s lead counsel, Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), confirmed receipt of the application and stated that he needed time to respond. He assured the tribunal that they would hear from him within the time allowed by the rules.
Chief Akin Olujinmi (SAN), who represented the All Progressives Congress (APC), also confirmed that they were served on Monday and were taking appropriate steps to respond within the allotted time.
The tribunal ordered all parties to sort out the documents they would either concede or object to and identify the key issues to be considered with respect to the petition. The court plans to hear the application for live coverage of the proceedings once all respondents have filed their responses.
The Justice Tsanammi-led five-member panel adjourned further pre-hearing proceedings on Atiku’s petition until Thursday.